It is a very rare upbringing indeed that does not include encouragement to struggle and strive as the only reliable way to achieve better results in life. This brainwashing begins in early childhood, long before we have had a chance to discover our own preferences and inclinations. The requirement to please others and seek validation outside of ourselves is usually so entrained in us by the time we reach adulthood that we have no need of any further influence to keep up the pressure on ourselves throughout our lives. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement is the perfect tool to enable anyone who wishes to undo all the unconscious habitual muscular control this constant pressure creates – for many of us this search for individual well-being only begins when the strain becomes too much, and our physical and mental health begins to suffer - and for the most sensitive of us that can happen so early in life that it feels impossible to imagine an easier, more pleasurable, more joyful way to be.
I am developing the concept of the Art of Allowing, to describe the ability to achieve the fluid, playful, spontaneous way of being that Feldenkrais is designed to help you, master. Of course mastery is a slow business, and we all know that the most valuable skills repay the commitment we make to explore and develop them: these workshops will include simple-to-follow practice notes, and ongoing support from me, so there will be no reason not to get the maximum benefit possible from the new way of being you are learning to embody.
The next workshop:
Dynamic Embodiment From Your Core
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
Sunday, July 14th, 2-6pm
Feldenkrais is a process of self-development that uses focussed, intelligent, primal movement sequences to reawaken those parts of our selves that have become disconnected, armoured, and blocked from our self-awareness.
This Awareness through Movement sequences are designed to improve our ability to integrate all the separate parts of our selves into a fully active, fully engaged, vibrant and ever-evolving living being.
Embodiment and alignment are part of the process we are all engaged in when we are ready to take charge of developing and maturing ourselves. This path to self-maturation is what Feldenkrais is all about, and it can be experienced in many ways.
*It can be your path to greater self-awareness
*your path to self-healing
*your path to more spontaneity and authenticity in your daily being
*your path to joy.
Biomechanically this dynamic alignment can be experienced as a lively, responsive interaction between your skeleton, your deepest core muscle systems, and the sensory-fascial web that contains, interconnects, and enlivens your bodily sense of self.
Emotionally we become more aware of–and more at ease with–the feelings that bubble up from inside, and thus much more able to allow ourselves to just be in the moment, even when experiencing intense sensations.
Awareness Through Movement allows you to progressively unravel everything you are doing that controls your feelings, and blocks the flow of energy, vitality and pleasure that we could all experience with ease as very young children – although it is important to recognise that, for some of us, this flow had already been stemmed by our experience of our mother's stresses while we were still in the womb.
This workshop is designed to begin the very deep releasing processes from our core musculature that allow us all to regain the ability to experience fully the joy of living.
This will be a very practical workshop and you will receive notes and supporting materials to help you maintain the improvements you experience from this immersive Awareness Through Movement experience.
To find out more check out my website - http://maggyburrowes.com/
Please do get in touch with me if you would like to chat, or make a booking:
- 07976 640737
Movement is all important. From cardiovascular health, bone density, joint functioning to central nervous system optimisation. For the health of each and every cell in your organism, to your mental wellbeing and overall happiness. Movement is life. And life is movement!
Rodolfo R. Llinás, MD, PhD