Guess what? Your core is super smart. I mean, it holds you up, keeps you steady and balanced, allows for breathing and all sorts of positions. It’s brilliant! I truly believe that core “strength” is overrated.
This is a lesson from the Feldenkrais Method®. Sitting is a challenge for many of us, especially those with back or neck pain. Somatic Education techniques are refreshing because they don’t preach about the right way to do something. Rather the body’s innate capacity to self organize is respected.
This practice comes from the Feldenkrais Method®. It’s a very effective practice for calming the mind and nervous systems but it also increases awareness of the thoracic region of the spine and the ribcage. This can be very useful if you are managing back or neck pain.
Yoga is synonymous with stretching. So much so that we have begun to believe that the remedy for everything that ails us is more range of motion. Like the old saying goes “If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail”. In this accessable practice you will remain supine. We will explore safe movement to retrain your brain and improve confidence. There is plenty of core work here too, to encourage happy and healthy integration.