We breathe about 20,000 times each day. But whether it’s allergies, stress, pain or just habit, most of us don’t breathe fully or easily. The “Correct” Way to Breathe—There Isn’t One! Feldenkrais® is unique among modalities in that it doesn’t prescribe a “correct” way to breathe. Instead, healthy breathing is one that changes in… Read more about Let Your Nervous System Breathe You
People often ask me, “How did you get interested in Feldenkrais®?” Like many people, I stumbled upon it when I was looking for a way out of pain. In my previous career as a web designer I developed tendonitis in my elbows and wrists. Tools to Reduce Pain and Tension Trump Quick Fixes While Feldenkrais… Read more about How to Use Your Hands to Unravel Chronic Tension
Instead of an article, this month I’d like to share a 6-minute audio I recorded to help calm your body and mind. It can be done sitting in a chair or lying on the floor or in bed—whatever’s most comfortable for you. So the next time you’re feeling stressed, anxious or just want to treat yourself… Read more about Melt Away Your Stress in an Easy 6 Minutes
When was the last time you thought about your ribs? Unless you’ve had an injury or surgery in this area, you probably can’t remember. But what if I told you that lack of movement in your ribs may cause or contribute to your neck, shoulder and/or back pain? This shouldn’t necessarily be surprising. I mean,… Read more about Are You Straining Your Neck and Shoulders by Doing This?
Note: I originally wrote this article in 2012. Naboo is now 6 years old, but these keys to optimal learning are timeless! My life has changed in many ways now that I have a puppy. There are joys, frustrations, and a different rhythm to my days. While dogs and humans certainly have different brains, we… Read more about 5 Keys to Optimal Learning
We’ve Been Trained to be “Good” Students Historically I was a “good student,” diligently following my teachers’ instructions. In kickboxing classes, when the teacher said go faster and harder, I pushed myself often beyond what felt good or safe for me. In Pilates classes, I mustered my very best posture and kept going even when… Read more about Dare to Be an Exercise Class Rebel
Some people relish the opportunity one of my movement classes gives them to slow down and pay attention to themselves. But some people find slowing down to be very difficult or just plain boring. “I like to move quickly and DO things,” I’ve had students tell me. Feldenkrais® classes certainly don’t have the pumping cardio… Read more about Learn Faster by Going Slower
Recently I’ve been thinking about the fastest and easiest ways to help my students improve coordination. I figured I’d share them with you! What is Coordination? The dictionary defines coordination as “to place in proper order, position or relationship.” In movement, this means the ability to organize yourself to perform an action smoothly and efficiently.… Read more about 3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Coordination