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