"Movement is life... Without movement life is unthinkable." Moshe Feldenkrais
Did you know that all the time there are many things occurring within you? Let’s identify some of them and then learn how we can utilize them. At all times we think, feel, sense and move. At times one aspect of ‘this self’ may stand out more than others but still; the others are always there in the background.
Most significant is that a change in any one of these aspects of self potentiates a change in the others.
If you change how you think, it can change how you feel. If you change how you sense, it can change how you think. But changing how you think or how you feel or how you sense presents some challenges.
If you change how you think, have you actually changed something, or do you simply think you did and are really still thinking in the same way? And what is thinking anyway? Do we truly understand thinking? I think not.
How about changing how you feel? Easier said than done. While it attracts us as an idea, it isn’t so available to us as a skill. Usually we are feeling too much and want the feelings to go away or we don’t know what we are feeling and struggle to identify what that might be. Even when we are feeling good we have the habit of trying to ’hold onto the feeling’, which for the most part doesn’t work out.
And changing how you sense? Most of us have no idea how we sense things, we simply do it. Unless we are drawn to particular sensations, when something really stands out, we don’t give it much attention.
So we are left with movement, which is part of everything we do! Movement is immediate and concrete. When we change how we move we know it and most importantly, it is readily available for us to access and interact with.
So this is the basis for your exploration...THROUGH MOVEMENT! In doing so you will find that these changes will not only affect how you move and your general well-being, but will also influence how you think, feel and sense yourself. You may also find that you are enjoying your life a bit more and even starting to like yourself more.
Read on to find out more about the • FELDENKRAIS METHOD® of somatic education and how it can help you too realize more of what you want.