Nov 11, 2002

she wanted to be moved
Everybody knows that it's better to wear out than to rust out. Get up and move your body parts even if you don't feel like it. Rust is the visible sadness of what could have been. bob the corgi

the best way to get rid of your belly is to move your ass, she said

Feldenkrais Online is a series of exercises designed to answer the special needs of computer users. Prolonged sitting, stress, and ill-configured computers can restrict and distort your movements and posture. --Feldenkrais focused on changing maladaptive patterns by bringing into awareness the motor components of undesired behavior. He maintained that motor activity was essential for any behavior, not only observable physical movements but even for thought and feelings and even consciousness itself. --In a perfectly matured body which has grown without great emotional disturbances, movements tend gradually to conform to the mechanical requirements of the surrounding world. The nervous system has evolved under the influence of these laws and is fitted to them. However, in our society we do, by the promise of great reward or intense punishment, so distort the even development of the system, that many acts become excluded or restricted. The result is that we have to provide special conditions for furthering adult maturation of many arrested functions. --The way the mind and body are united has preoccupied human beings throughout the centuries. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ and similar sayings show a conception of one kind of unity.--"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself." Moshe Feldenkrais--This personal breakthrough led to Dr. Feldenkrais' innovative contribution in showing how the body, through movement, influences mental process..."The most effective way to health & well-being lies in self-observation - to be aware of what you are doing, and be able to move as you intend." -- Feldenkrais and the use of the computer--Mindful Movement Lesson--Feldenkrais emphasizes movements that will maximize efficiency with minimum effort and abandon habitual patterns; while improving posture, breathing, and flexibility. This Method also reduces stress, tension, and fatigue and eases pain and stiffness. -- "When you know what you're doing, then you can do what you want." Moshe Feldenkrais--The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body. George Sheehan


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