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Balance & Coordination

Head Like a Bowling Ball - Wise Move

Have you ever picked up someone’s head while they’re lying on the floor? The weight is surprisingly heavy, like a bowling ball. Every limb, including the head, is used throughout our day as a counterbalance to gravity. Allow too much weight past your center of gravity and you may fall. 

Strengthen Neural Connections for Easier Movement

Learned balance is not a frozen movement suspended on a wire, but rather a infinite number of movements usually learned around the age of 2. The Feldenkrais Method® understands this, yet adds the dynamic of self-image. Our self-image is developed as we roll around on the floor, sit up and fall over, balance and counter balance with our limbs, head and torso, then eventually, we learn to stand and walk without falling.

The reason for this is because our self-image becomes confident in the event of a fall. We can pull through without a scratch or substantial bruise. As we grow older, however, we begin to lose that confidence. More and more, we end up feeling confident in a sitting position and not so confident in standing, walking, or better yet falling. There are many other reasons people lose their sense of balance such as diseases, surgeries, neurological disorders and much more. Whatever the reason, don’t assume that we can’t regain our self-image or eliminate our fear of falling. Through the Feldenkrais Method® we can strengthen our sense of self, and improve the way we move.

Maintain healthy balance and coordination throughout your life so you can maintain a clear sense of self.

Each one of us speaks, moves, thinks, and feels in a different way, each according to the image of himself that he has built up over the years. In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us.
— Moshe Feldenkrais
Self-Image and Movement