Anxiety, Chronic Stress and the Feldenkrais Method®
9/6/2017
Victoria Worsley FG (UK)
While we think of anxiety and stress as mental or emotional states, it is important to remember that they are part of a very complex story that encompasses a cascade of physiological events throughout our whole selves. This story involves a delicate flux and balance held in the (autonomic) nervous system between arousal and relaxation, triggering changes throughout our systems (vascular, pulmonary, muscular, digestive, immune) that ideally enable us to meet periods of challenge effectively and, just as importantly, come back to a quieter, easier place when circumstances allow.

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Rib "Cage" or Rib "Basket"?
by: Pamela Kihm, GCFP

4/1/2005

Comments

Most of us grew up calling the bony structure that surrounds and protects the heart and lungs a "rib cage" but, is it constructed to be more of a cage or a basket? This is a very fundamental question because if you truly think of your thorax as a "cage," you might move with more rigidity. Terminology can affect our perception and performance.

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Rediscover your Arms
by: Stacy Barrows, GCFP

9/1/2005

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As a physical therapist that specializes with shoulders, I have seen problems following surgeries, accidents and poor usage. My training as a therapist has helped me find ways for people to jump-start their recovery but as a Feldenkrais practitioner, I have found ways to help them rediscover their arms.

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"Sanding" Lesson: Relax Fingers & Hand Tension
by: Annie Thoe, GCFP

1/28/2019

Comments

This lesson is helpful for finger and hand mobility, ease in joint movement, dexterity, and relief from stiffness. Surprisingly easy, quick and effective-- nice after working, being on the computer or for dexterity before music practice.

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