Tag Archives: Somatic Movement

Social Change: “Experience is possibly the highest order of existence”

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Meaningful change happens when a tribe of bodies in alignment with each other begin to manifest together.  Positive change can happen with the coming together of those who share similar connection beliefs such as acceptance, empathy, direct expressions of honesty, respect, consideration and acknowledgement.  The willingness to listen to each others needs will show up in the creation of concrete solutions for the sustainability of  life and the planet. Why? It is about growing and expanding not controlling.

There is only experience, and nothing else.  It is how you experience that is important, not the end point.  It is about the journey on the way.  You will know which community is your tribe through the experience of being enriched or drained.

The question becomes then, can you tell soon enough which state you are experiencing and move to the one that serves you better? or, do you like struggle as it is familiar, therefore stay stuck in the mud as it is familiar?

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
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

 

The 4 Commitments of Green Movement 

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The goal in this style of movement is spontaneity.  This is achieved through these four commitments.  

1.  Commitment to Stop and Check in

Commitment to slow down and stop

2.  Transition from thinking to sensing 

Mindful focus on  your inner sensations from the inside out 

3.  Exploring with curiosity

Curiously explore your movement actions and reactions

4.  Practice to integrate

This movement is a system that increases inner wisdom of all aspects of self.  It is not a first aid nor a philosophical path.  It is reuniting of whole movement interrupted through the generalized and institutionalized educational system.  

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 To find out more about Inside Awareness movement learning and experiencing options:

 sOMATIC mOVEMENT

  • Mindful Focused Movement – four aspects of self through body

CONTEMPLATIVE MINDFUL MOVEMENT

  •  Labyrinth’s  – pathway in to heart center connection and back out

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
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

 

Body Balance: Inverted Foot

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Observing and exploring  an inverted foot posture I was told that due to a medical condition as a child the tendons in some of the toes had been cut.  With no opinions and continuing to investigate what movement was available, without any one particular focus, the lesson ended with new joint movement in the ankle.  There was also more contact between the foot and the floor  with less inversion.

Upon return for the following lesson the foot presented itself without being inverted!  The curling in was not present.

Renee’s notes:  When viewing the inverted foot the image of a baby who has not put any weight on their feet yet or developed their limb, ankle and foot muscles is what came to mind.  Exploring it from this perspective created a curiosity that led the lesson.

Recommendation:  Explore the facts with a curiosity and forget the labels!

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©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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I enjoy that this work flexes my brain’s relationship with all the other parts of my body!

Participants response to Oneness Wednesday’s Somatic Movement events

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I believe you describe what I experienced Wednesday night on the floor: movement + awareness – theory/verbalizing = whole-body learning.   I find myself re-membering the body-breath connections we practiced from time to time during my day. It’s a deeper integration than I usually experience learning dances.

I look forward to next week.
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Join us for the month of April  ’14 – Oneness Wednesday’s, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Church of Truth – 111 Superior Street, Victoria, B.C.
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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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On Somatic Movement

“I find that if we try and explain an experience the result is a contrived movement versus an authentic outcome.  The movement process I hope to share is an experience that doesn’t include the way we have been taught to use our minds, but as a moment of spontaneous awareness that includes the mind learning something it uniquely wasn’t aware of before that experience.”

Renee Lindstrom

SOMATIC MINDFULNESS from the Inside Out

THE CHURCH OF TRUTH ~ Oneness Wednesday’s

with Renee Lindstrom in APRIL, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – James Bay, 111 Superior Street, Victoria, B.C.

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Begin your Spring with  exploring mindful somatic connections in your body, brain and behavior functions. Increase clarity using a technique to explore your own self-image and heightening your sensory awareness.  Expect to be taken through guided exercises that may give you a surprising outcome!  You may bring a blanket to lie on and remember to dress comfortably.  (Recommend no jeans or tight belts)

Each of the following Wednesday evening events may leave you with a heart-mind-soul connection not unlike devotion even though the focus is softening an inward view of oneself.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The first Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April  will be a journey of inner reflection and connection that will let your mind become restful.  Through focused movement and a quiet mind you may find a gap of clarity become available.  This result is much like a sitting meditation yet with a different focus.  The difference is in meditation the focus is on observing your mind and this focus will integrate your mind!
By integrating your mind it will cut confusion and balance body and mind, behaviour and increase your ability of inner focusing.   This somatic awareness enhances your meditation and yoga practice, it doesn’t compete with it!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
On this second Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday in April you will  focus on deepening body awareness to encourage a quieter mind and expanding your “3 D self-image.”  Currently the world reflects back to you your self-image.  Often it is a mirror reflecting back to you your self-image.  This evening you will explore a somatic experience of your own self-image.   Enjoy increasing your potential of experiencing more balance in your environment from the inside out!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On this third Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April you will experience a focus on body movement that becomes prayer like in your own balance of inner and outer connection!  Not to be missed if you want to find yourself in self-connection that is unlike any other system! You may find yourself in a state of appreciation that you may not be expecting and it is without any doctrine or guru.  It is simply through your own ability to connect to all parts of yourself in a balanced and harmonious way.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The fourth Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April will focus on a movement sequence that will be a gift for a lifetime.  It will be a movement pattern that is easy and that will balance your emotions, nervous system and your bad posture habits.  This pattern sequence will support your nervous system and given you a strong ability to cope with your every day life.  It may become a must do sequence of self-connection before  meditating! It will enhance all your abilities and deepen your coping skills!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The fifth Church of Truth Oneness Wednesday of April will bring you into exploring bigger movements to integrate your body, mind and behavior inner sensing into regular daily activities and others you pursue such as dancing, walking, fitness.  The skill of observation will give you increased awareness of yourself in other areas of enjoying your life!
  • In 2012 Renee hosted a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was the Season for Nonviolence and using the skills of nonviolent communication.
  • In 2013 Renee was backing hosting a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was on Labyrinths for Walking and Integrating it with movement and inner communication and self-empathy.