For men and women:
a practical understanding of how
your pelvic floor works can help lower back pain, balance, breathing, confidence
and continence – and to be effortlessly
16 April 2016 Saturday 10.30 –
Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, CA11 7TR
Movement Programme does Lateral Thinking for Bodies
Understand your movement habits and let neuroplasticity re-set
workshop's theme is Pelvic floor – it may not sound thrilling but once you get
attuned its role is fundamental and makes a lot possible without hard
workshop has similarities to those with ‘Eyes’ or ‘Breathing’ as theme –
we focus on actions, and our attention to those actions. Feldenkrais
isn’t about aiming to strengthen muscles, but to facilitate their
recruitment in a highly nuanced manner. This is a virtuoso ability and
indeed this workshop will help your singing, dancing, fine and gross
is a great programme by Feldenkrais trainer Deborah Bowes, to which I am indebted. I have told some of you that when I last taught a pelvic floor
workshop I spent a week in preparation doing these lessons myself. Deborah talks of
related 'arches' - diaphragm, pelvic floor, and the arches of the feet. Give over, I thought. Until at the end of the week I glanced down at my
feet ... and the arches were in better shape than pre-knee injury.
Professor Paul Hodges of the University of Queensland is a guru within the medical mainstream. His specialism is ‘Neuromotor control of movement and stability’ - a ringer for Feldenkrais. His research corroborates that the muscles of respiration and continence contribute to postural control of the trunk and to balance – and vice versa. Google him and commentaries such as ‘Many
of the muscles of the trunk (diaphragm, scalenes, erector spinae,
intercostals, pelvic floor muscles) and pelvic floor (anal,
periurethral, vaginal) are active during breathing and they are
modulated in concert with breathing.
In chronic respiratory disease, posture is compromised with greater
disturbances in the ability to balance in the medial/lateral direction
(trunk and hip stability).’
The diagram suggests the interaction amongst diaphragm, pelvic floor, spinal and abdominal muscle groups.
Enjoy using movement & focused attention to improve your
proprioception and muscle 'recruitment'. The Feldenkrais Method® offers
effective, user friendly exercises that surprise and illuminate! Classes engage
the brain’s plasticity to bring about improvements in the body’s comfort and
function. The 4 hour practical workshop is suitable for both newcomers to
Feldenkrais and old friends of it.
Virginia Taylor PhD, FG(UK)
Booking essential £25 on door - £18 in advance –
multiple ‘purchase’ £16
Also available: 1-to-1 lessons &
weekly group classes Penrith, Keswick, Carlisle.
Virginia Taylor PhD is a Feldenkrais
practitioner and dance professional. (Re)mindyourbody is a developing social
enterprise providing Feldenkrais, dance, arts and health activities, mostly in
the north of England.