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‘Practically Perfect Posture’  

This workshop’s title isn’t serious … 'Posture is for posts!' Feldenkrais said. Trying to ‘stand (sit) up straight’ won’t work. Be smarter and find out what ‘straight’ really means. It’s easy!

Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons use movement to transform how you hold yourself. This  movement  workshop enables you to experience easy, natural ways to stand, sit, and walk.  You will learn to rest tall on the support of your bony framework, breathing easily and allowing your muscles to move you without unnecessary effort - the essence of 'good posture'.


April 5 2014 Saturday 10.30 – 14.30 Penrith Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane CA11 7TR  

April 8 2014 Tuesday 18.00 -21.45 Kirkby Stephen  Town centre venue, call for details

Contact www.remindyourbody.co.uk or 0797 796 1563 Virginia Taylor PhD FG(UK). Booking essential £20 on door - £15 in advance (refund no, ‘exchange’ yes)




From Mabel Ellsworth Todd's The Thinking Body: A Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man (1937). Todd's work promoted an understanding of body alignment as a function of mechanical principles and was in the tradition of 'Ideokinesis'. The work involved examples of body engineering simplified into imagery. Sustained concentration ('awareness'?) upon such images could effect change in habits of posture and movement. Feldenkrais respected her work.

This picture is therefore not here as a joke ... it demonstrates how what is thought of as correct from a cultural point of view is not useful functionally and can do more harm than good.
Goes with the Mary Poppins theme though?! As do Covent Garden Porters ... 




April 5 2014 Saturday 10.30 – 14.30 Penrith Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane CA11 7TR  
April 8 2014 Tuesday 18.00 -21.45 Kirkby Stephen  Town centre venue, call for details

Contact www.remindyourbody.co.uk or 0797 796 1563 Virginia Taylor PhD FG(UK). Booking essential £20 on door - £15 in advance (refund no, ‘exchange’ yes)

Next month: Feldenkrais Awareness Week is 5 – 13 May – this year commemorating Feldenkrais’s 110 birthday. Special Events in Carlisle, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and elsewhere. Details of these and national events on www.feldenkrais.co.uk
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