Caring For Our Backs

Spine from Gray's Anatomy

In many ways we forget that as a species we are still evolving. One could say that a sign that we still haven’t meet the challenge of adapting to our changing environment is the number of people that suffer from back pain.

In this workshop we’ll explore not only how to take care of our own backs but also some simple ways to take care of other’s backs too. Each class includes time spent scanning through ourselves in walking and standing, looking at some basic skeletal anatomy and doing some Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement classes. There will also be guided touch and movement exercises, both alone and with others.

Participants will leave with a range of tips and tricks that they can employ throughout the day to refresh and relief aches and pains. In addition they will be presented with a series of simple but powerful Feldenkrais classes known as the Magic Roller classes. These classes are done lying in various positions on a rolled up blanket and provide a comprehensive but gentle workout for tired or aching backs. The positions and movements are easily remembered and once understood can be played around with whenever needed.

As in all BodySchool classes, mp3 recordings of all Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes will be provided so that participants can play with the complete classes as presented in the workshop.

Upcoming workshops

Copenhagen, Denmark
BodySchool : How to sit at a desk, work at a computer … and maybe even enjoy it!
18/19th March, 8/9th and 29/30th April 2016

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Three short weekend workshops that address the question: How to sit at a desk, work at a computer … and maybe even enjoy it? For a full description of the workshop visit here The first weekend looks at the basics of how to organise ourselves in sitting, and in weekend two we’ll explore how to use the hands and arms. Weekend three introduces the use of the eyes and brings it all together with the orientation in space. It’s important work as most of us spend time sitting and working at a computer. But just because it’s important doesn’t mean it has to be…

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Helsinki, Finland
BodySchool : Caring For Our Necks
6/7th and 20/21st February 2016

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The inspiration for this workshop is to share some of the insights I gained from suffering and subsequently healing from a serious neck injury: a herniated disk for which an operation was eventually recommended. I chose the self-healing path instead and now I’m well on the way to recovery. Though I wouldn’t wish the injury on anyone, I feel nonetheless that I have an enhanced awareness of how I feel and use my neck as a result of the process I went through. In this workshop, I’ll share some of the practices that helped me through this healing process: ways…

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