Re-attaching Head to Whole Movement
Figure 1 – Triangles of Head, Neck, Shoulders, Arms & Hands
Level two Of Jaw Release begins immediately on floor mats with a guided check-in to connect and focus on personal sensing. In re-attaching ones head to core movements the Jaw Release Awareness through Movement® lessons are designed to draw ones attention to the rotation triangles of the head, arms and shoulders. It starts with the farthest point from the body – ones hands! Quite interesting to think about how one’s hands are connected to one’s jaw. In particular when during one’s lifetime the focus is on isolating ones mouth with attention only on the placement of teeth!
This would be a great workshops for your Dentist office employees!
Below is a description to the three parts to the workshop: Re-attaching Head for Whole Movement in Jaw Release.
First Movement Focus in Re-attaching Head for Jaw Release
Attention is first drawn to the movement in ones extremities, the farthest parts from the body core. It begins with the joints in one’s thumb and fingers, before moving closer inward to ones shoulder and spine to sense and notice movement in ones palms, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
Figure 2 – Thumb and Finger Tips Together
Second Movement Focus in Re-attaching Head for Jaw Release
Movement then shifts into ones shoulders, ribs , spine, neck and head beginning with sensing and noticing regular up and down motions of ones breathing pattern. The integration of further patterns creates ease in rolling ones head left and right that includes a short introduction to synchronizing movements in rolling ones head forward and back in time with ones pelvis.
Figure 3 – Body Bending & Rotation
Third Movement Focus in Re-attaching Head for Jaw Release
The first two parts of the Jaw Release Workshop is designed to increase one’s sensing skills so that in the third part the movement patterns one begins to sense the differences within ones mouth and how the jaw and neck moves in time with one’s tongue!
Figure 4 – Tongue & Jaw Movements in Rotation
This program is suitable for all ages in all situations. These movement patterns can be restorative or for learning to improve your functions. Can be taken into the office and schools for increasing brain function and reducing distractions. It is the natural next step to mindfulness training however, it is based on the real function of one’s senses so opens a new one to a new experience. An experience of being present in action; walking, talking, thinking, being!
Excellent for improving ones abilities and experiences such as for those chronic sufferers of TMJ or to:
- reduce neck, jaw, shoulder pain
- neck and shoulder release
- clear nasal passages and open air ways
- reduce fear
- reduce anxiety
- increase whole movement connection
- increase breathing
- increase creativity
- increase brain function
- improve fine motor skills
- breathe easier
- improve speech & sound
Interested in becoming more fully present in how you walk and act in your day-to-day activities. Consider Feldenkrais® as it is the next level to your mindfulness or yoga training to become more fully aware of your spontaneous movement patterns versus holding a pattern.
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