This video speaks for itself, so I’m not going to say much.
I will request that you don’t merely watch the video, staring blankly at the screen in deep thought, but actually become an active participant and follow along. After about 1 second, it’s going to instruct you: “to begin, please lie on your back.” Do it. In fact, switch the video to full screen so that you can read it easier and don’t have to strain your eyes. You’ll appreciate the video so much more if you actually follow along.
Now, watch as little Liv teaches you all about movement…
That was an introductory video for the Feldenkrais Method that was produced by Irene Gutteridge. I’m not familiar with Feldenkrais, but I’ve heard that many of the lessons are drawn from childhood motor development. It’s something I’d be interested in learning more about.
I am reminded that movement learning need not be complicated. When you boil it down to it’s most basic level, it just requires focused awareness, self-experimentation, and a lot of practice. Coaching is valuable, of course, and often speeds up the learning process, but it’s refreshing to be reminded that we are equipped with everything we need to develop and refine movement skills – from the very basics on upward.
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