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Focus of movement for Heart Chakra in today’s Taurus Moon

The Gibbous Moon travels through Taurus today and tomorrow.  Taurus is associated with the Heart Chakra balances the upper chakras of spirit and the lower chakras of matter – meeting of spirit and body.  It reflects growth, healing, selfless love,  tranquility, harmony and hope.  It represents balance, serenity and calms nerves.

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

 

Focus of movement on ‘Solar Plexus Chakra’ in Aries Moon

This weekends Gibbous Moon remains under the influence of Aries.  Aries is associated with the 3rd Chakra or Solar Plexus  Chakra.  This chakra represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy.  It is associated with new horizons, intellect, will-power, self-confidence and  fulfillment. Increasing range of motion through cultivating awareness can support increasing these qualities.

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

Pisces focused movement on Brow Chakra today & tom

6th Chakra body associations are; eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland.

Functional Effects when Brow Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • anxiety, nervous breakdowns, depression, confusion, fear, lack of concentration, conflict, doubts
  • Mental:
    • learning disabilities, poor insight, indecisiveness
  • Physical:
    • nightmares, headaches, brain tumors, blindness, deafness

Read more on life influences & try sample Awareness through Movement experience.

Read more via Brow Chakra

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

 

 

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Why focused movement on Root Chakra today!

Today’s first #yyj Feldenkrais Awareness through movement classes happen in Aquarius under 1/4 Moon actions of Challenges, Decisions & Actions.  Aquarius governs these body parts: Wrists, Ankles, Joints, Circulation, Veins, Neurological System and reflects the 1st chakra – Read more on first chakra life influences & try sample movement experience.

Read more via Root Chakra

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

ATM Workshops start in yyj’s Oak Bay tomm

Awareness through Movement

Balance & A Fear of Falling  @ 1 pm

&

Awareness through Movement @ 2:30 pm

Read more @ Movement

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

Shoes for increasing body balance

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

Natural Foot Motion each of us was borne with.  Without it one is less likely to have balance.

 

For 13 years I have been asked about what shoes I would recommend by clients and students in my Feldenkrais® Private Movement Practice and Awareness through Movement Classes. Shoes are a very personal decision and one must be comfortable with the design, style, fit and personal concepts of what will give them the best support.

An opportunity to work more closely with foot pain led to some postural patterns becoming obvious. Postural patterns that seemed to be created by the insoles in ones shoes. Insoles that hold the foot in one place with no natural shift of weight through the foot from back to front, front to back and side to side. This surprising awareness was enough to break a 13 year pattern of not getting into shoe talk and the start of taking a deeper look.

This pair of Adidas will explain one of the reasons I have not recommended shoes in the past. It goes against the past few decades of advertising and marketing that has been somewhat misleading.  Yet these are quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I have ever slipped on. These are wide enough to let ones toes move and the uppers are soft without any weight, seams or tight bands or pressure. It has a sock fit construction with pull tongue and heel making it easy to slip on and off.  The insoles are a soft foam with no rises, valleys or dips letting the weight move through the feet and toes curl to create natural arches. This design lets one have a more natural gait.  The only aspect of this shoe that I have reservations on is the slight incline of the heel, however smaller concern than I have for other styles.

Why recommend they type of shoe? 

“Flexible Body, Flexible Mind”   Moshe Feldenkrais

I am going to recommend this type of shoe as they are weightless.  When wearing them the focus is not on lifting the shoe in the same way as the more familiar styles of shoes.  This will increase the potential of increasing the movement of the foot and ankle versus the effort of lifting a heavier shoe.  Ideally one would not lift their foot from the floor or ground to take a step.  Instead  they would use the ground to push-off from that comes from  a shift of weight through their foot to create a pattern of movement moving up the up leg.  This shoe design has the potential to allow one to have freer movement through the bone structure in the feet.  The sock fit of the shoe eliminates the distraction of laces and weight at the top of ones foot allowing more felt sense awareness of how ones foot is moving.  My experience of this shoe is the one can begin to cultivate awareness of their feet in motion versus loosing a connection to them in heavier more confined shoes.

Link to Adidas Ultimafusion on Amazon

 more on Healthy Feet (reducing pain) coming soon

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Copyright 2014 – 2019 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015