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L.E.A.P. Podcast #1

Saturday, 12 November 2016 by

Learn, Explore, Awaken, & Play Podcast Welcome to the very first L.E.A.P. podcast where I talk with teachers, coaches, artists and authors about Leaning, Exploring, Awakening and Playing, and how we can improve our health and well-being as well as advance the evolution of humanity for ourselves and our children. In this interview, I talk

Moving into Deep Practice

Sunday, 02 October 2016 by

Autumn Greetings, As of late, I’ve been wondering how we, as Feldenkrais Practitioners or anyone else who is interested in learning and growth, gets better at what we choose to do? I stumbled onto a podcast called “Finding Mastery,” which had an interview with Dr. Anders Ericsson. Dr. Andersson has been studying how masters achieve mastery.

Method or Message?

Sunday, 11 September 2016 by

Should we call it the “Feldenkrais Method” or the “Feldenkrais Message?” Lately, I’ve been going through recordings and transcripts of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais teaching workshops to the public. I had listened to some before but was often dissuaded from continuing because of poor recording quality, long talks, and thinking that to fully appreciate the lessons,

In response to our modern lifestyle, with all the conveniences that “save us time and energy,” and  destroy our collective health, there are a growing number of “natural” or “primal” based fitness methods sprouting up all over the fitness landscape. From my perspective as a Feldenkrais practitioner, this is a welcome and long overdue development.

  Some years ago, I felt that Father Time was prematurely catching up to me in the inevitable race. I know, at least intellectually, that I’ll lose this race, but I was falling behind too soon for my taste. Adult life, with its responsibilities and spoils had turned me into sluggish blob. The worst part

It’s pretty clear that the general population isn’t in a very healthy state. Of course there are exceptions and some are very healthy, while others are barely alive. In the past several years, there have been a number of interesting discoveries of correlations between how we move, how we think, and how healthier we are.

Restoring Balance, Restoring Dignity

Monday, 01 February 2016 by

On Saturday, January Lena Petersson Tarr (my wife) and I taught a Feldenkrais workshop entitled, “Balance Beyond the Middle.” One of the participant’s stories was particularly moving and reminded us of how important balance can be, beyond just being able to stand on one leg (a common test of balance). Balance: We all know what it

I have shortened and reposted this blog post because the original wasn’t showing up properly. It’s related to the previous post, “Are you a Floor-Fish?“ Are you “Doing” or “Using” the Feldenkrais Method? At some point, I realised that there’s difference between “doing” and “using” the FM. It was suddenly clear that in order to

Are You a “Floor-Fish”

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 by

I remember once talking to a body therapist about the Feldenkrais Method. She said, (much to my dismay) that it seemed as if  the Feldenkrais Practitioners she knew (I was not included because we had just met, but I will sheepishly admit to having been guilty of this behaviour at times in the past) always

With new discoveries in how our brains function, it has become clear that we can continue learning and growing our cognitive abilities at any age. And while it’s inevitable that, as we age, we’ll lose some abilities, there are ways to delay, and in some cases even reverse the decline. One such method is using

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