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Voice Parallels Movement

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Nadia Genois   When I was little I loved being told stories, hearing the voice of loved ones rock me and fall asleep. As an adult, this happens to us too infrequently. There is certainly the music, words, images, cinema of others, but they are distant, unknown. And yet…   Yet, sometimes we receive them, […]

Functional Integration (Passive Feldenkrais)

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Seth Dellinger   When you visit a Feldenkrais practitioner for an individual hands-on session, that’s called Functional Integration. Why?! So I’ve heard, Moshe Feldenkrais was aware that Ida Rolf called her individual work with clients “structural” integration. But he was not trying to change his student’s structure. Instead, in part to distinguish his work from Rolfing, […]

Meeting Oneself

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Nadia Genois   I have always loved dancing. I remember when I was little, going to see The Nutcracker with my father. Imagination fertile, body touched, I came back announcing that I wanted to be a rat in The Nutcracker. Note the rat here, we will come back to it. Maybe. It took several years […]

Meditation, Feldenkrais, & the Beginner’s Mind

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Seth Dellinger   The benefits of meditation include: better brain functioning and attention span stress reduction and sounder sleep improved functioning of metabolic and immune systems more emotional control and optimism increased sense of social and environmental connection “That’s great,” you might say, “but I find meditation very difficult.” And if I asked you why […]

Effortlessness

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Automatisms and Intelligence

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Christian Rabhansl In my first article, “Are you on automatic pilot?”, I wrote some versatile thoughts about automatisms. Biologically seen, an automatism is one part of your behavior, like the underlying motor patterns you perform each day, each second, to achieve a certain goal. These automatisms behind your action are working underneath your conscious level, […]

Why Feldenkrais?

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Nadia Genois « A healthy person is one who can fully live their unavowed dreams » 3   Why Feldenkrais ?   Learning. Curiosity. Awareness. Fun. Mind body. Movement. Neuroplasticity. Embodiment. Potential. Full living. Pain free. Quality. Creativity. Paradigm shift. Serenity. Dreams. Freedom. Life changing. Those are a few words that come to mind when I think of […]

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 […]

A Pole Dancer’s Perspective or is it?

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By Nadia Genois I’m a pole dancer. I also am a lot of other things, especially as identities are fluid and in constant evolution. Through movement you create the form in which you live. A certain quality. Why did I choose pole ? What attracted me to it ? Why am I staying ? As […]

A Feldenkrais Experience

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Christine Ruffolo In a top floor studio space that felt more like a cozy attic, I had a revelation. A soft-spoken yet commanding gal led me into my own body with an almost story-time cadence and tone. Knowing I was new, she crouched down to explain that Feldenkrais is made up of tiny, repetitive movements […]