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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Working with your Attention in Sitting to Improve Hips and Spine

This is a wonderful short Feldenkrais lesson sequence that you can do at home to improve many conditions that cause discomfort -- scoliosis, hip pain, kyphosis and tension in the shoulders -- or if you are a recipient of hip replacement surgery.  You will be amazed at the results, the improvement you may discover with these small, slow movements.

It is presented by Dr. Lori Malkoff, one of the few medical doctors who is also a Feldenkrais practitioner.  She uses the Feldenkrais Method extensively in her practice to provide non-drug, non-surgical effective, holistic treatment for her patients.  If you are in the southern California area, you would do well to look into her specialties.  Among these are pain relief, restoration of physical function and improved healing.

The mindful, slow and attentive movement that Lori demonstrates is a wonderful example of  Awareness Through Movement work.  If you do the sequence, try to do it with the same care and slow speed for best results.  The slower you move, the more you will feel.  All you need to do is try doing any movement both quickly and slowly to see the depth of this truth for yourself.