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Interoception & Integration

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Jim Freda   “The heart of healing lies in our ability to listen, to see, to perceive, more than in our application of technique.” (Myers 2020). “In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first […]

Redefining ‘Muscle Firing’

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Tom Morrison   Have you ever been told or thought that a certain muscle just isn’t firing?   Unfortunately, a muscle firing has nothing to do with cool laser beams shooting from your double bicep pose… much to my immense disappointment… but instead it’s a much more confusing term that has people scratching their heads […]

“Sensemaking” & the Senses

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Seth Dellinger   “NOW it all makes sense!” Hear those words in your head and yes, perhaps you are in the midst of a life-changing insight. But it’s also possible that you just opened the door to a dangerous delusion with significant consequences for your way of being in the world. Both mental moves involve similar […]

Guarded Movement

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Plastiques

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Phaon Phat     An older example, “Training at Growtowski’s Laboratorium (1972)” can be found here.  

Defining Body Mapping

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Christine Ruffolo   The phrase ‘body mapping’ has many interpretations.  It appears as nebulous as it is exact, with the user either struggling to communicate their construct or utilizing words so specific that it pigeon-holes the potential meaning into a singular stranded notion — too big to grasp or too miniscule to get a hold […]

A Practical Exploration of Pain and Healing

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Jenn Pilotti   I was doing Russian dancers recently, a move I have always struggled with (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Russian dancer is a one armed backbend that dynamically switches to the other arm by shifting your weight forward to your feet). I learned that if […]

Pelvic Motion, Awareness, & Control

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  Jenn Pilotti   Your pelvis, the bowl shaped structure that hangs from the bottom of the spine, is comprised of muscles on the inside that help maintain intra abdominal pressure and muscles on the outside that transmit forces from the leg to the torso during walking and running and also control movement of the […]

‘Woke’ vs Awake

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Dave Wardman   By ‘Awareness Work’ I do not mean sensory awareness of the bodies internal structures; or awareness associated with movement (spatial awareness for instance) and coordination. These are located within the ‘Physical Work’ leg of the tripod within Physical Alchemy. We do want to train these things too. Awareness Work is the work […]

Procedural Awareness

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Fanny Tulloch   I used to have poor body awareness. That together with a bigger ego kept me working beyond my physical abilities, leading to one pain and ache after the other. The angel on one shoulder was the body awareness; little and softly spoken. The devil on the other shoulder was my ego; big […]

The Coexistence of Science and Awareness

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Andre Miller   Stepping out of the lab and into your life; a rational argument for the irrational and of the nature of awareness. First and foremost this article is by no means an argument against the use or practicality of science. It is merely a concise description of the nature of our world and […]

Body Awakening

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Craig Mallett   One of the more interesting insights that came out of my European adventure was the coming together of a syllabus I ended up naming ‘Body Awakening’. I had started my adventure with something of an unexpected workshop. Emmet and I had been sharing our explorations online for some time, throwing suggestions at each other to use […]

Are You on Autopilot?

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Christian Rabhansl I see this article as an approach to explain the Feldenkrais Method from a specific angle. These thoughts were first written round about February 2012. You might feel free to make up your own interpretations based on the combination of what I wrote and your knowledge about the Feldenkrais Method or other somatic […]

Fear & Awareness

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Still a long way to go with this one but working on getting over the hesitation before going backwards. “Commit and follow my hand” I tell myself before going back but to often, in a rush to just do it, I don’t follow my own instruction. 2 concepts are at play here. Fear and awareness. […]