Our ability to use our hands to do fine, delicate work sets us apart from other mammals. Indeed, evolving to walk fully upright freed our arms & hands to to create, manipulate & modify objects. The hands are so important, they occupy a very large part of our mental real estate – the area devoted to the hands in the sensory and motor cortices is second to none. In fact, none of the other body parts including the eyes, lips, feet, even come close.
In modern times, arms & hands are often susceptible to overuse injuries, stiffness and sometimes debilitating pain. In this series of 3 ATM lessons from the Feldenkrais Method, we will use gentle, slow and small movements to clarify and bring to our awareness, the subtle and varied movements available in the hands, fingers and arms and how these connect to the ribs, shoulders and the spine. By re-patterning how the arms connects to the torso and how the musculature of the arms affects the hands and chest, you can discover light, easy hands, arms and fluid shoulders.
With awareness comes the possibility of learning and improving our use of ourselves. The lessons are for beginners as well as students experienced with the Feldenkrais Method and are easy to do and often result in profound changes and insights or how we move and are in the world.
$70 for the series of 3 lessons, $25 per class for Drop in