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Friday, January 17, 2014

SELF DISCOVERY - The art of shouldering

Most of us carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, sometimes to an extreme degree. The consequences are immobility such as frozen shoulder, stiff necks, back pain of all kinds, knots between the ribs, under the shoulder blades, and even tight pelvic conditions because of the stressed muscles connecting the upper and lower back. When I saw this beautiful image by Kirstine Reiner on one of my favorite art sites, it really spoke to me, especially it's title: "Unknown Territory." Here are a few thoughts relating to your shoulders and to Feldenkrais:

The Art of Shouldering:
Mysterious, elegant connections exist between shoulder and ribs, shoulder and spine, shoulder and pelvis, and most often, shoulder and neck. People are almost always astonished to feel and learn about these connections first hand in Functional Integration sessions, the individualized aspect of Feldenkrais. Contact me for information about one-on-one lessons and how they integrate with the other aspect of Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement classes.  I hold classes in Reno at Mditown Fitness, 600 S. Center St., on Tues. morning, 10 am; at the Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas at Taylor, on Thurs. evening at 5:30 and at Midtown Fitness again on Saturdays at 3 pm.

Feldenkrais empowers you to discover the real meanings of self care and sustainability.