Would you be willing to listen and give me some quick feedback? It will take less than 6 minutes of your time.
I referred the Gaby and Mia's San Francisco Evening class as being in the early 70's but it was actually the late 70's...1977, I believe. cheers!
I get occasional emails and Facebook comments about why I blog about the Feldenkrais Guild history and other topics about the politics and infighting in the Feldenkrais community. Well, I can tell you in one word: Independence. The various political ideals and mythology about Moshe Feldenkrais and his work conspire to limit the emotional, intellectual and financial independence of practititioners. And ultimately limit the speed of the growth and adoption of the method itself. Here is a short video on the topic.
I decided to do one of my own Feldenkrais sessions to see if it would help. Something I could do right away, while I was siting and without the need for any special preparations. I feel 1000% better and more relaxed after doing this - the first session of my "Feldenkrais Basics" series. I have put the session below if you want to give it a try.
You can do all or part of the session. It is less than 28-minutes. No need to prepare: Just do.
Or download: Feldenkrais Sitting Session #1
If you enjoyed that, it is part of a 5-session series, that includes transcripts. (see below)
"Ryan, I just finished listening to the 4th session from your sitting series. I've had some lower back pain and discomfort for more than a month. It has been bad enough to disturb my sleep. After this 4th session, I can already feel more comfort and less discomfort. Incredible. And the best part is that the process is enjoyable, not requiring any painful exercises or stretching. It feels like a natural process of healing. Thanks Ryan." - Rob McNeilly, MD, Hobart, Australia
Feldenkrais In Sitting: Take Some Time To RELAX
There are 5 sessions in total. They are all done while sitting and they will help you sit more comfortably and increase your concentration while working...these session are especially wonderful if you spend any length of time working at a desk...
(FYI: They are also fantastic for getting rid of back pain and strain).
This downloadable Feldenkrais mp3 series includes:
- Integrated Turning, Right and Left (If you teach this a great demo session)
- Opening and Folding (Wonderful if you tend to "slouch" or lean forward at your desk)
- Bending to the Side (Yummy! Will make you relax....)
- Full Body Integration (Combines all 3 session above with some unique variations)
- Shoulder Rotation in Sitting (The "Eroll Flynn" from Esalen and elsewhere. Awesome lesson)
Download all sessions right now, including FREE transcripts of the sessions (great if you are practitioner, saves you a ton of time preparing to teach). All the sessions are under 30 minutes and can be done during lunch or a break, while at work, or in your home office...or wherever you can sit and move comfortably for a bit...
Feldenkrais In Sitting
All 5-Sessions With Free Transcripts $19.99
I have shared this video on my Facebook page and watched more times than I can count. It is so beautiful in its simplicity and connection, I can hardly wrap my brain around it:
*I use Facebook to post short quotes by and related to Feldenkrais (amongst other things). Though I do not always post them here on my blog. So consider "liking" my page on Facebook if you want to get the short updates I put there.
By the way - If you click above to play the video, you will see a little boxy thing on the bottom right hand side. Click that to make the video go full screen and get the full effect of the movements.
P.S. I am cracking the code for using Facebook to market products and practices. Stay tuned to this blog for more details. FB marketing is cheap (for now) and very, very, effective.
Thanks for the great feedback and comments yesterday about the projects that you want to do and the direction you want to head in. I am going to go ahead with the group coaching and training...but guess what? I am going to do it for free. Watch the video to check out the details of how we will proceed. The training is called: "Getting The Most From Your Method: A Free Training On How To Promote Your Practice And Ideas."
Hi all - I got some feedback from several Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Practitioners that I should consider doing this for people involved with the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Thoughts?
After you watch the video please leave a comment below...it only takes a second. If we have already spoken via email or Facebook would you consider leaving your thoughts again so that others can benefit and join the conversation?