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Are you like me? Do you observe body postures in other’s? Check out these walking postures….

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Upper & Lower Rotation -locked Head

Upper & Lower Rotation – locked Head

Are you like me? Do you observe body postures in other’s? Even prior to being a movement specialist I focused my attention on people’s body language. I remember a cuz asking me why I was looking at a friend of hers as she was walking towards us. Only I was a teen and didn’t know the answer at that time, which as it turns out is how I take in information!! For me, what people say out loud sometimes and what their body story do not match up. Even at an early age I began listening to body postures, not words!

In this picture above this gal has a nice upper and lower rotation however her head is locked! You can see that her right leg is forward while her left should is rotated forward, however her head is locked in a forward facing position.  What does this mean?  Her movement is not efficient so she is using too much effort in her activity.  What can she do differently?  Unlock her head and let is swing slightly as she moves forward.  Why?  Well let me show you some outcomes of a locked head (securely placed in one position always).

Sitting Posture

Head falling forward – depression, pain & anger

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Head falling forward – neck, shoulders, ribs, & shoulders frozen


Walking

Beautiful walking rotation posture enabling balance and ease in holding babies weight!

This posture is nice example of upper and lower rotation in walking. His head rotation is looking over his right leg to look at something on that side of him. However, for a more perfect alignment to support his babies weight, his head could be looking over his left leg.

Can you turn your shoulders left and right while turning your head in the opposite direction?

Learn more about your movement @ an upcoming workshop or class @ Monterey Centre – upcoming calendar. Movement focus events are on; Jaw, Balance, Walking, Breathing, Sitting and Self Awareness in Movement.


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Jaw Release Program since 2007, Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.  Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children

Full Moon falls on our study into the value of fun!

moon-quartersThis week began with a growing moon and will end with a waning one.  Today it is a full moon and our suggestions are to connect to your inner sense that the seeds of intention that you planted on the New Moon are now growing!  It is done.  In  Inspired Goal Setting Integration Program we recognize this  phase as a time for appreciation!

At Inside we consider that your deeper more meaningful goals are your Purpose and is what is alive in you.  It is what brings life  to your  self  expression!

This week our suggestion is to explore your purpose in:

  • Movement – where is the starting point of your movement action?
    • explore sensing how you move and follow it back towards where it began!  Remember to get out of your head and don’t think about what you do or explain it. Feel it!   I will have clients and students answer, “I do yoga,” when asked this question.  What I am hoping for, when asking this question, is for inner sensing or checking into ones feelings of the actual movement function!
Classes starting now
  • Communication – what is the intention of what you are about to say?
    • Slow yourself down and think about what you are going to say.  How would you feel hearing exactly what you are going to say from your……..?  What is the main point your trying to express to them?  Your sentences can be the starting points of disconnection (not being heard) or connection (being heard). It all depends upon your intention and your awareness of what you are hoping for.
Classes starting now
  • Lifescape – does your space align with your intention for it?
    • Look at your living space or office and notice if it is supporting what you want to happen in your experience. For example,  if you have a partner and share a bedroom, would you want all your medicine on the dresser to remind you and them of impending illness or would you want something sleek and sexy?
Read quotes on the Value of Fun

Book a private session & learn how to be the best you can be!   

Why? Self-Esteem, Confidence, Trusting Self


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

Triggered? Let’s call it what it is!

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Flight, Fright or Fight

Two powerful teachable moments yesterday in two separate workshops:

Movement:
  • shoulders response to flight, fright or fight
Communication:
  • hesitating to speak honestly on speculation of the other persons fear reaction and pointing out what is actually stopping one from being honest is their own fear?
Read more on flight, fight, freeze

Check out upcoming workshops or book  your own personal movement or empathy coaching session


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
 Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015