Feldenkrais Method

August 4, 2017

Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Method is a holistic healing modality or exercise therapy designed by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). It aims to improve body movement in function, efficiency, and psychological state by reorganizing connections between the brain and body.

Benefits of the Feldenkrais Method

Healing of repetitive strain injuries. Pressure on joints and other weak points. General improvement of well-being. The Feldenkrais Method is considered part of integrative/complementary medicine. According to Feldenkrais good health is founded on good function. Self-education is central to the practice. Pupils are taught to become aware of their movements to discover areas of stress and strain. Acting on this information leads to a re-education of the nervous system. The method uses slow gentle repetitive movements and attempts to teach new patterns. The method has proven its self especially beneficial to musicians and also to athletes, children with autism, people with special needs and people suffering from degenerative diseases. Awareness through movement (ATM) is a related practice that involves thinking, sensing, moving and imagining. In Functional Integration (FI) the practitioner’s hands guide the movements of the patient in order to

July 5, 2016

    There are many health benefits of practicing yoga. Not only does it decrease stress, but increases fitness, flexibility, and strength, while reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and high blood pressure. It can also help to alleviate other conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.   The three main components of yoga are: Poses: a series of movements designed to increase your strength, concentration, and flexibility Breathing: which helps control your body and quieten your mind Meditation and relaxation: this component helps you learn to be more aware in the present moment   Yoga helps to relieve both physical and mental stresses. The stretching incorporated into yoga routines helps to relieve tension in the body, particularly in the neck, shoulders, and back. Yoga also eases emotional stress due to the fact that the concentration required to maintain the poses, forces us to be in the present, while thinking about stressful situations is often set in the future or even the past.   Linked are some yoga poses that are particularly efficient in aiding with stress: http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/yoga-by-benefit/stress/   REFERENCES: , , , , , , , , , ,

December 9, 2015

Did you know?????

Anaerobic exercise (weight lifting) burns between five and seven times more kilojoules than the same amount of aerobic exercise (running)

Aerobic exercise burns 25 per cent muscle and 75 per cent fat, while anaerobic exercise burns 100 per cent fat.

Water with pear or apple juice and a dash of sea salt replaces fluids and minerals lost during exercise

Running shoes put more stress on your knees than high heels

Exercise boosts brainpower by building new brain cells in the region of the brain called the dentate gyrus, a part of the brain affected in age-related memory decline.

Carnosine protects skeletal muscles and the heart during exercise

Taking the amino acid leucine when undertaking intensive training results in increased muscle mass and strength.

Exercise has an anti-ageing effect on your hormone levels, boosting hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone.

  reference: healthy living diary 2015