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Sheryl Field speaks about Moshe Feldenkrais' classic lecture: "To Correct is Incorrect" 24/08/2021

Sheryl Field speaks about Moshe Feldenkrais' classic lecture: "To Correct is Incorrect"

This is so true and so important and such a difficult step to make in our relationship with ourselves and others.

Sheryl Field speaks about Moshe Feldenkrais' classic lecture: "To Correct is Incorrect" We will be documenting Moshe Feldenkrais legacy by posing questions about various foundations, principles and key lectures that have greatly formed how pract...

10/07/2021

Exploring movement possibilities in a safe environment part 1

07/06/2021

Feldenkrais in the garden

The Power of Touch - Watch the full documentary | ARTE 03/03/2021

The Power of Touch - Watch the full documentary | ARTE

L'importanza del contatto

https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/089055-000-A/the-power-of-touch/

The Power of Touch - Watch the full documentary | ARTE Humans are social animals and we need physical contact. We cultivate the language of touch from birth and it is essential for the development of our body and minds. How do different types of touch, and the absence of touch, affect us?

08/01/2021

Happy new year!

“Following the Feldenkrais approach I decided to begin slowly!”

I often say do LESS as Light, Easy, Small and Slow! What are the benefits of being slow?

When we are acting fast, we are repeating ourselves and by doing so we are consolidating our habits. Slowing down allows us to think in new, original and unconventional ways.

Slowing down allows us to not react to be triggered and respond in a semi automatic way to an emotionally challenging situation, but to ponder, hesitate, choose better words, and reach a better understanding of people and situations.

When we slow down we are not in automatic mode we can really listen and be there for the others, so that we can begin to have authentic relationship.

Photo by Javier Mazzeo on Unsplash

Can you think of a daily action that you usually do in five minutes and spend one minute more on it?

Can you wait one minute more before answering an e-mail or sending a message?

Can you listen to a friend for one minute more? Just one minute, not more

Can you be there whilst you are drinking your tea?

Slow is the language the your brains use during creation! All the painters, writers, artists, scientists know that when they are deeply engaged in novel activities their relation with time is deeply altered. Time is no longer relevant and they are no longer in a hurry. Rushing through life is forgetting to live, so can we take a minute more to savour and appreciate life?

During my Feldenkrais classes, I teach to use the power of slow to improve your movement. You will be surprised by discovering how much you will benefit from the power of slow in all aspects of your life!

Pay what you can classes are restarting on Saturday the sixteenth of January from 08:00 to 09:00 London time, to participate

Happy new year!

“Following the Feldenkrais approach I decided to begin slowly!”

I often say do LESS as Light, Easy, Small and Slow! What are the benefits of being slow?

When we are acting fast, we are repeating ourselves and by doing so we are consolidating our habits. Slowing down allows us to think in new, original and unconventional ways.

Slowing down allows us to not react to be triggered and respond in a semi automatic way to an emotionally challenging situation, but to ponder, hesitate, choose better words, and reach a better understanding of people and situations.

When we slow down we are not in automatic mode we can really listen and be there for the others, so that we can begin to have authentic relationship.

Photo by Javier Mazzeo on Unsplash

Can you think of a daily action that you usually do in five minutes and spend one minute more on it?

Can you wait one minute more before answering an e-mail or sending a message?

Can you listen to a friend for one minute more? Just one minute, not more

Can you be there whilst you are drinking your tea?

Slow is the language the your brains use during creation! All the painters, writers, artists, scientists know that when they are deeply engaged in novel activities their relation with time is deeply altered. Time is no longer relevant and they are no longer in a hurry. Rushing through life is forgetting to live, so can we take a minute more to savour and appreciate life?

During my Feldenkrais classes, I teach to use the power of slow to improve your movement. You will be surprised by discovering how much you will benefit from the power of slow in all aspects of your life!

Pay what you can classes are restarting on Saturday the sixteenth of January from 08:00 to 09:00 London time, to participate

[10/03/20]   A sentence that changed your life...for me:
"Don't do to yourself what you would not do to another person!"
Your sentence?

18/09/2020

Jenny is 13 years old, her body is massively changing. She is transforming from a child to a young woman. Every day she notices something different in herself, the breasts are growing quickly, the school backpack gets heavier and heavier and now she needs to spends longer hours at her desk doing home works. I forgot to mention hat she loves electronic devices and like all her friends they take a large fraction of her free time.

Maybe she is ashamed of her “new” body, maybe she is shy, maybe we will never know the reason but we can see it happening. Her breastbone is starting to sink down, her head is moving forward and the back is getting rounder, the tailbone is moving under. The strain exerted by the weight of the head on the spine as you can see in the picture increases dramatically with the deviation from the vertical. Moreover such deviations will affect Jenny’s ability to rotate freely to the left and to the right.

Maybe this story is just happening and Jenny managed to find better postural options, maybe this story happened 20 years ago and Jenny’s posture became a habit. Now, she is much more confident but that posture is still there even if it has no purpose and no relation with her present self. The small pectorals never recovered their full length, hence the range of movement of the scapula remained limited, the arms hanging down at an angle.

In itself this posture has nothing wrong, elements of this posture are extremely useful and beneficial. If Jenny were falling it would protect her head and all the vital organs in the best possible way, but not if adopted in a rigid way and out of context. The irony is that there are no psychological reasons for her to hold to that posture for dear life, but her brain forgot all the other possibilities. During a lesson I help Jenny to explore in a pleasurable way different positions and movement options that are now forgotten. The brain is so plastic and efficient that one hour is usually enough to find many novel options, however Jenny can feel so different that she does not feel Jenny anymore and she wants to get back to the safety of her habitual position.

She stretches and starts to move quickly and very quickly find her way to the comfort of her old posture. Maybe next time this novel sensation will not be so scary, but If after a lesson she managed to just stay for a few minutes in this novel self she would give her nervous system a chance to compare it even better with the old posture.

She will always be able to get back there automatically in a dangerous situation but now she is able to go there only when she needs it.

I do hope you enjoyed this story. I am a little bit upset as I made a mistake with the recording system and it did not work, so the last two audio lessons will not be available.

Next week I will post another 5 minutes trick to balance your nervous system. Stay safe and have a nice end of the week.

As usual on Saturday morning there will be a class, you are welcome to join and explore novel movement options with us.

Get in Touch

Have a nice day,

Alessandro

eumov.com 08/09/2020

5 minutes of neuroplastic healing

Learn a simple movement to help your nervous system to recover and balance

https://eumov.com/feldenkrais-blog/article/beginning-your-own-revolution-ph0d0x-15/

eumov.com How very simple small movements sequences can be used to bring equilibrium into your nervous system and help you to find internal peace.

eumov.com 04/09/2020

Book on Foot part 2

New audio lesson published enjoy!

https://eumov.com/atmonline/audio/15/

eumov.com Feldenkrais Audio Lesson for the inquisitive mind - Alessandro Bombardi

25/08/2020

I returned few days ago from holidays and I am currently experiencing this strange feeling of being back to a normal life, that is far away from normal.

Anyway I missed my Feldenkrais during the holidays and the ritual of writing about it.

I made the decision to start a new series answering questions that I receive during lessons or classes, so if you are curious about some aspects of the method or about movement and posture in general let me know and I will keep your question in mind for my next topic. Few days ago one of my customer asked:


"Why do you oppose stretching in the Feldenkrais method?"


Is it true? Is the method against stretching? The short answer is typical of the Feldenkrais approach: "It depends!" A slightly more personal one is that I really like the sort of stretching that the cheetah in the picture is doing: lazy, without a purpose, almost like yawning!

The question is not simple and the answer is not unique as there are different ways to stretch.

If we consider a single muscle, the stretch reflex is a safety mechanism that counteract the muscle elongation when there is a danger of excessive elongation that could break the muscular fibres. The reflex fades after a while, so holding the muscle long will allow further elongation of the muscle. A second slower mechanism can also induce lengthening of the muscle to protect the tendons (lengthening reaction).

In reality muscles work in groups so that one muscular group contract (agonist) and the opposite one (antagonist) elongates as consequence. The elongation is passive, however in some cases co-contraction of paired group happen either as consequence of an inefficient habitual habit or, as in sit-ups, where both the back and the stomach muscles contract simultaneously.

The only command that a muscle can receive from the brain is to contract with more or less power.

A contracted muscular group indicates brain activity that activates the muscular fibers causing the contraction. Stretching tries to counteract the activity of the brain using either mechanical props, or by pulling on the contracted muscles making use of a strong contraction of the antagonist muscular group. When you are strongly contracting in an almost static way a set of muscles you need a very good muscular control to be able to avoid co-contraction!

Pandiculation instead, look at the leopard, is the involuntary elongation of the soft tissues, which occurs in most animal species and is associated with transitions between cyclic biological behaviours, especially the sleep-wake rhythm (Walusinski, 2006). In this case the cheetah is not working against contraction and it is easier to stretch, or lengthen, a muscle when it is not trying to contract.

During some Feldenkrais lessons we induce pandiculation using a series of slow movements.

[08/13/20]   Education is the most important weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
International youth day

08/08/2020

Capri, Vivara & Procida @ Ischia, Italy

03/08/2020

Summer 2020

29/06/2020

Sometimes Awareness Through Movement lessons are just conceived like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in movement,
each piece in itself seems irrelevant but once put together with the others the global meaning appears and that piece is no longer irrelevant.
Contact me to join my pay what you can ZOOM class every Monday at 18:30

theflowingbody.com 16/06/2020

Why

This week I am hosting an inspiring post on my Feldenkrais blog
Why Feldenkrais?
https://eumov.com/feldenkrais-blog/article/why-feldenkrais-k8la1z-14/ by Rose Mitchell, who writes about her child and their journey through the world of CerebralPalsy, kindly accepted to share part of her difficult journey with me. Learn how the Feldenkrais method is helping them every day to travel that difficult road.

theflowingbody.com This article is written by a guest author, Rose Mitchell, who kindly accepted to share part of her life journey with us. Due to Oxygen deprivation at birth Isaac, her son, suffered severe brain damage. Rose writes regularly here about how the met...

12/06/2020

Singing in the MRI with Tyley Ross - Making the Voice Visible

In one of my recent online Awareness Through Movement lesson we explored
the inside of the mouth with the tongue, how the subjective sensation of the inside
of the mouth whilst we speak relates to the complex actions visible during this MRI?

How free are your tongue and soft palate?

tyleyrossvoice.com

12/06/2020

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theguardian.com 06/06/2020

Jane Goodall: humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19

We really need to rethink how we interact with our environment now!

theguardian.com Primatologist calls for overhaul of food habits to prevent a future pandemic

31/05/2020

Nuova lezione audio di consapevolezza attraverso il movimento Feldenkrais diponibile sul mio sito. Piccoli movimenti della mascella e della lingua per ridurre l'ansia e bilanciare il tono muscolare.
Ascolta gratuitamente quì https://eumov.com/atmonline/Italian

Foto Senjuti Kundu Unsplash

21/05/2020

Oggi classe gratuita Feldenkrais di Consapevolezza attraverso il movimento alle 19:00 ora italiana per ridurre l'ansia e aumentare il benessere. Contattami su messenger per il link ZOOM.
Photo di Fuu J da Unsplash

13/05/2020

Today during the Awareness through Movement Lesson we will explore one of the most important aspects of human posture, reflected in many of our daily movements.
I will be waiting for you from 17:50 on ZOOM. To join the class contact me for the link

Photo by Ashley Bean on Unsplash

anchor.fm 02/05/2020

Tik-Tok: Due linee e un orologio by Eumov • A podcast on Anchor

Registrazione della classe del giovedì sera di #Consapevolezza Attraverso il #Movimento
#Feldenkrais in Italiano

anchor.fm Salve, Sono Alessandro e questo è l'audio della mial classe di Consapevolezza attraverso il movimento in linea. Se volete partecipare alla classe o avete dei commenti contattatemi attraverso il mio sito web. https://eumov.com/contact/ In Questa lezione stabiliamo un ritmo attraverso un orologio int...

anchor.fm 02/05/2020

TIk-Tok: Two sticks and one clock by Eumov • A podcast on Anchor

A new episode of my audio podcast on Anchor. If you want to join the live class
every Wednesday at 6pm contact me

anchor.fm Hi, I am Alessandro and this is the audio from my online class. If you want to join the class or you have any comment get in touch https://eumov.com/contact/ In this lesson we establish an internal rhythm through a rotation and we add a series of slow movements involving the whole self in various po...

29/04/2020

"TikTok: two lines and a clock"
#Awareness through #Movement Zoom #onlineclass tonight at 6pm

I am sure you will enjoy it! Want to join? Get in touch via messenger
Most of the class will be lying down, so you will need a mat.

anchor.fm 27/04/2020

Ruotare la colonna inclinando le gambe by Eumov • A podcast on Anchor

Nuovo episodio del podcast dalle mie lezioni! Interessati? Contattatemi per partecipare

anchor.fm Salve, Sono Alessandro e questo è la registrazione della mia classe. If volete partecipare alla classe e avete altri commenti, contattatemi qui https://eumov.com/contact/ In questa lezione impariamo non solo ad usare le gambe per indurre un movimento a spirale lungo la colonna ma anche a giocare co...

anchor.fm 24/04/2020

Using the legs to rotate the spine by Eumov • A podcast on Anchor

The new episode of my class now available to listen in Anchor.
Interested to participate to the ZOOM class.
Send me a message to get the link

anchor.fm Hi, I am Alessandro and this is the audio from my online class. If you want to join the class or you have any comment get in touch https://eumov.com/contact/ In this lesson we use the legs to induce a spiral movement through the spine but we do many more things, like playing with the breathing, the....

23/04/2020

Salve a tutti,

Solo per ricordarvi la lezione di oggi alle 19:00 ora Italiana
(18:00 per chi si collega dall'Inghilterra)

È sempre difficile riassumere il contenuto di una classe in una sola frase, ma ci provo...
Oggi esploreremo la rotazione della colonna indotta inclinando le gambe

Photo by Katarzyna Grabowska on Unsplash

Avrete bisogno di un tapetino e supporto per la testa in caso di necessità

Interessati? Contattemi per rievere il link ZOOM

22/04/2020

Today at 6pm (GMT+1) new #awareness through #movement lesson @eumov! Using the weight of your legs to #free the spine!
Contact me and Join the #onlineclass #mindfulness #feldenkrais #somaticexperiencing
#mindbody #embodiment #neuroplasticity

anchor.fm 17/04/2020

Due cerchi per liberare la testa by Eumov • A podcast on Anchor

Nuovo episodio del podcast registrato durante la lezione di ieri disponibile su Anchor.
Giovedì prossimo ci sarà una nuova lezione on line, se vi va di parteciipare contattatemi via
messenger o registratevi dal mio website

anchor.fm In questa lezione impariamo ad usare un movimento di riferimento per rilevare la tensione: Ingredienti della lezione: 1) Curiosità 2) Pazienza 3) Gentilezza verso vois stessi 4) Un tappetino da yoga o un asciugamano largo e se necessarioun supporto sottile per la testa 5) Se necessario un ascugaman...

Move To Improve

Movement is the common element to all animal form of life, from the simplest to the most complex. It is essential to our development in defining our relationship with the external world, but also to refine our self image in a constantly changing body.

The Feldenkrais method is a somatic educational system making use of sequences of kind movements, performed with attention, to develop self awareness and improve the self-image. The novelty and unpredictability of the movements, combined with a safe environment, are, as discovered by recent research about neuroplasticity, key ingredients to help our nervous system to form new connections and discover more elegant and efficient way of moving.

The benefits that you can experience from the practice of the method, range from gaining ease and range of motion to improve coordination and flexibility.

Given the strict relationship between our psychological status and our posture the method can improve your vitality and psychological well being.

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