Category Archives: Feldenkrais Method

Spring Feldenkrais in Oak Bay starts March 16th


March 16th to April 27th, ’20

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New Feldenkrais Workshops start in Oak Bay:

  • Balance & A Fear of Falling –  read more
  • Awareness through Movement – read more

Register @ Monterey Recreation Centre – 250-370-7300

1442 Monterey Avenue

Balance


by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Series starts with Moon in Leo

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What a great sign to begin a six part series.  Leo reflects fun, adventure and exploration which are the qualities to best capture the illusive awareness experience.  Too serious it passes by without recognition!

Two classes begin today.  One has a focus on balance and the other on growing qualities of awareness in the action of movement.  (Unlike yoga and the arts as the focus is placed on different functions)

The focused parts of the body for Leo are:  Blood, Heart, Lower Back, Circulation, and Spleen.  I will incorporate these into today’s movement patterns.

Learn more about Feldenkrais 

Learn more about Movement Series

by Renee LindstromEffective Movement Posture  Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

How out of balance Gemini qualities can manifest physically & embodying change

When these parts are out of balance here are some physical ways it can manifest that become habitual. 

Gemini needs movement, variety and mental stimulation.  The influence of Gemini would appreciate Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement Lessons and intensive learning experience of functional integration.  Moshe Feldenkrais created a method of somatic learning that would meet the needs of this sign.  It is different from all other methods and therapies as it has a focus of tapping into inherent abilities to learn.  It is not focused upon self-image, set patterns or solutions.  Feldenkrais captures all human functions as described below in the parts of human functioning.

Developing an awareness of how to focus and enhance ones lifestyle can change the story of these conditions.  Cultivating this awareness to focus attention on whole function on the inside and expand it to go beyond ones perspective and beliefs to include physical, mental and emotional functions.

In the following figure the parts of  the human functional process are separated into visual bodies to make them easier to identify.

Currently understanding of human function seems to lack the knowledge of how each body of  function is inter-related.  This creates a gap of in ones ability to regulate and balance functions leading to system malfunctions.

For example, if someone is totally focused upon physicality with strong cultural beliefs of self-image, their personal mental and emotional health may suffer.  They may act out false self-esteem through aggression in relationships creating escalating conflict.

Since 2007 Renee has employed methods to support the creation of personal balance and inner harmony at home, work or at play.  They integrate the Bodies of Function whether the gateway session  is focused upon movement,  relationships, or environment.   This concept easily translates into individual coaching, mentoring, and  group learning events.

More in-depth learning about the Body of Functions is incorporated into the Intermediate Awareness through Communication teachings and deepened in Intensive Embodied Mentoring Programs

Guidance through simple change agent action steps can harness ones power of  learning to retrain mental, emotional and physical behaviours.

   The major benefit is taking one’s power back by cutting through the materialism  that gives it away.

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat 250-361-7508

MORE  below ON UNDERSTANDING  TO EFFECT  EXPERIENCES OF INNER CHANGE


EXPERIENCE IS THE ALIVENESS OF  EXPRESSION & ACTIONS

AWARENESS OF LIFE IS THE NEW ZEN

Check out this interpretation of the structure of of living zen versus sitting zen

Grounding & Support

 #1.  Physical Environment 

  • environment influences
  • eating plan

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Space and Awareness through Eating.

Awareness through Space Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as adding  or subtracting influences to create mental & emotional harmony & balance or functional to support physicality
Calming decor accents for out of balance Gemini behaviours

 

Awareness through Eating Coaching or Consulting can be as simple as receiving empathy, setting goals, creating an environment for success or accountability coaching.
Eating with the Stars ←

 

Gemini Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting ←

 


Creates life  (how life is lived & experienced)

#2.  Body Function

  • senses; sight, sound, touch, taste & smell and abilities to hear, see, feel, taste & smell
  • brain function
  • physical body & functioning –  voice, breathing, movement, responses, circulatory & glandular systems, digestive function,  reproductive &  elimination systems, etc.

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Movement

Awareness through Movement can be experienced through guided patterns of movement in classes or personal functional integration sessions.

 

Gemini Awareness through Movement introduction

 


Filters information, responds and captures experiences

#3.  Mental Function

  • short-term & long term memory
  • learned thoughts (one’s thoughts are personal and not what others believe)
  • learned thinking (how one thinks is a personal process and doesn’t translate to being another’s perspective)
  • learned communication (how one choose their words is personal and the words may not have the same impact for someone else)

Affect change through retraining using methods of Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy

Awareness through Communication & Effective Empathy Listening  Consulting, Coaching, or Training can be explored privately or in groups.

 

Six ways to balance emotions & reactive behaviours of  Gemini ←
Gemini Moon Influences for Daily Goal Setting ←

 


MENTORING IS AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVE PERSONAL  INTEGRATION

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

Daily Moon Phase Calendar for Personal Goal Setting

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

Focus of movement for Throat Chakra in today’s Gemini Moon

Gemini is associated with the Throat Chakra which governs the voice, endocrine gland, thyroid, and communication.  It relates to truth, nobility, serenity, spiritualism, thoughtfulness and kindness.  It is associated with faith, caring, peace and fidelity.

Try this simple Feldenkrais Movement Pattern for influencing  increased balance of these qualities.

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

MENTORING IS AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVE PERSONAL  INTEGRATION

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508

Daily Moon Phase Calendar for Personal Goal Setting

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

Follow the Journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

1st Chakra Movement influences of Capricorn Moon

Capricorn is associated with the Root Chakra and governs personal survival and basic needs for shelter, food, water and safety.

This 1st Chakra governs motivation, groundedness, power, creativity, will power, aliveness, courage, and feelings towards ones own  physical body.

The 1st Chakra is an Earth Element and Capricorn is a  an Earth Element

Try this simple Feldenkrais Movement Pattern to  influencing  balance of Sagittarius  qualities.

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

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Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

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Today’s 2nd Chakra Focus of movement influenced by Sagittarius Moon

Sagittarius is associated with the Sacral Chakra and governs hips, thighs and pelvis.  The Sacral Chakra governs uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries, and testes.

This 2nd Chakra is associated with self-respect, creativity, purity, togetherness, feminine sensuality, sexuality and manifestation.

Sagittarius is a fire element  and the 2nd Chakra is a water element.

Try this simple Feldenkrais Movement Pattern to  influencing  balance of Sagittarius  qualities.

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

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Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

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3rd Chakra movement for Scorpio Moon

Scorpio is associated with the 3rd  Chakra and  governs the reproductive organs.  The 3rd Chakra influences the  liver, spleen, stomach and small intestine.

The  3rd Chakra represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy.  It is associated with new horizons, intellect, will-power, self-confidence and  fulfillment.

The sign of Scorpio and the moon are  water elements while the 3rd Chakra is a fire element.
Water puts out fire and  fire dissolves  fire.

Try this simple Feldenkrais Movement Pattern for influencing  increased balance of these qualities.

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
 & Renee Lindstrom Live

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat 

Calendar

Goals, Food, Movement & Life Style Updates

Follow the Journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook