Here’s a thought:
Feldenkrais is about everyday action. Making everyday action easier, unstuck so you can move in a coordinated way. Coordinated feels lighter, easier, grounded and happier.
Sometimes when we have a sore part, let’s say… a shoulder. You reach for something and your shoulder says “squawk, squawk, squawk”! “Ow” you say, “my shoulder hurts, it’s my shoulder and that’s why I can’t reach. Boohoo. I hate this. I’m decrepit”. (maybe you’re kinder)
But, you’re not a shoulder that reaches. You are a body that reaches. You’re reaching from your hip, your rib cage and more; it’s not just your shoulder.
Sometimes the shoulder hurts because those other parts aren’t doing their job and then the poor shoulder has to do the whole job and it rebels. Doesn’t that make sense?
I’m using shoulder as an example but it could be a number of other parts, knee, ankle, hip…
This is not to beat yourself up about it all. It’s unconscious, we move unconsciously until something squawks. Then you notice. Your job is to pay attention to the whole of you, the connecting parts of you and help them become unstuck so they can do their job too.
Awareness of how you move is the key. Pay attention and be kind to yourself. This way there will be less squawking and more happy body/happy person.
I’ve learned this in Feldenkrais. This is what I teach. This is what’s kept me going for the past 26 years.