Better movement, better breathing, better energy!
We all know that life depends on our ability to breathe. What is not as obvious is the extent to which the quality of our breath affects our posture and the way we move through life.
The breath is one of the most important natural rhythms of the body. When developed and refined, the breath can play a vital role in the health and well-being of every physiological system and psychological state of mind.
But sometimes life’s challenges can interrupt this natural process. Injuries, illness, stress or ongoing pain can all affect the way we breathe — often creating less than optimal habits that impact health and the emotions. And good posture cannot happen if the breath is trapped, restricted, or underused.
"Our breathing reflects every emotional or physical effort and every disturbance." —Moshe Feldenkrais
This 4-week series will help you to reconnect with your center and feel powerful again! Each week you'll receive an Awareness Through Movement® lesson designed to enhance your breath and improve your movements and release your upper spine, neck, and shoulders. You'll also receive several short mindfulness & movement practices created specifically to help you on track. Most importantly, you'll be guided in a way that will allow you to develop your awareness of the habits that wreak havoc, the practices you can do to remedy the strain and fully guided to easily integrate this work into your daily life.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
The Fuller Breath, Better Posture series was originally part of the Feldenkrais® & Mindfulness Memebership. However, it is also available as a fully Self-Paced Series. The self-paced series are our bare-bones offering. But don't let that fool you, as it is still full of resources, lessons and meditations that will keep you moving. It is a program designed for those go-getters who truly want to enjoy Feldenkrais® and Mindfulness on their own time.
Awareness Through Movement® Recorded Audio
Stay inspired, continue growing and keep moving with a 30-50 minute weekly Movement Lessons. The lessons are designed to be beneficial as a stand alone class & to build on one-another throughout the month.
Conscious Play Mini-Movement Audio
Move more throughout your day! The Conscious Play audios are short 5-10 minute movement segments related to that week's class. Most are even designed so that you can do them anywhere...at your desk or standing in line.
Guided Meditation, Self-Scan or Mindfulness Practice Audio
Your ability to pay attention & expand your awareness will grow with every 10-20 minute practice. Improve your focus & deepen your sense peace with yourself & others... instead of always feeling distracted by your running mind.
Grow Your Mind
Each week you'll receive one of the following mind nourishing goodies: Inspired Awareness to take your practice of the floor and into the world. Geek Squeaks and Anatomy notes to keep you learning and growing.
In general, this is an All Levels Class Series that is suitable for anyone interested in improving their breath, movement, and posture.
• Movers, shakers and mindfulness makers... and those who want to be!
• Those seeking support in developing a Home Practice.
• Those who don't have a local Feldenkrais Practitioner® or Meditation Teacher.
• Anyone who travels and wants a guided practice on the go.
• All curious souls who want to be embodied.
• Those with chronic pain or a disabling disease who have not already worked with a Feldenkrais Practitioner®. If this is you and you don't have a practitioner in your area, then please book a Virtual Consult by clicking here >>
• Anyone with a condition or taking medication that affects their ability to sense pain or discomfort or affects their ability to control their position and movement.
• Those looking for a quick fix! A lot can change in an instant. However, to truly integrate that change takes time.
Everyone is moved by something...
What's moved and motivated me has shifted throughout the years. In my early days of exploring the mind & body, I was moved to heal. I was driven by just enough dysfunction to evoke a desire for something different.... something more.
Gradually what moved me shifted...
Today, I'm moved by a deep sense of awe and curiosity! I lean into my personal practice (read spiritual vow) through my work at Conscious Movements, an online and in the flesh Feldenkrais & Functional Medicine Health Coaching studio. I use the almighty menu, gentle movement, mindfulness + meditation, and human-focused education to help those with complex pain to thrive. My primary focus is on empowering movers, shakers and mindfulness makers…. and all of those who want to be, with the skills they need to move past the discomfort that is holding them back from living fully!
From A Weakness To A
Having spent most of my life hearing "You are too sensitive," I became ashamed of it and saw it as a weakness. Instead of embracing what made me so in-tune and aware, I dismissed and pushed past it, which set me up for struggle, overwhelm, and ultimately, dis-ease.
Having my health hit rock bottom, to the point where I was bed-ridden, gave me the opportunity to really get to know myself. I couldn't just go along with what others were telling me to do, or follow someone else's roadmap, I had to figure out what was going to heal ME. I spent every waking moment researching and experimenting. Each step was a learning process, and one that put me back in touch with MY needs and strengths. They were buried treasure that I now use everyday to maximize my wellness. I also use them to help my clients in my Functional Medicine Health Coaching business, InTended Holistic Wellness.
I am filled with wonder and gratitude each time I get to accompany someone on their healing journey back to themselves, health, and happiness. The majority of my clients are "sensitive" (or "orchids," as I like to call us) and have "mystery" or complicated illnesses not recognized or helped by conventional medicine. I encourage all of us to treat life, and the quest for wellness, as a buffet...take what you love, try something new, come back for what really feeds you, and change things up as your tastes and needs evolve.