Vision can make or break us. When stressed, we tend to see narrower and with less focus. When relaxed, vision is clearer, wider and sharper. Since the head and eyes sit on top of the entire body, the whole body supports this activity of seeing. If you improve movement to the body, the eyes benefit. If you improve the movement of your eyes, the rest of your body benefits! Click on this short video introduction of my new Vision Series and there’s just a little more in this short article…. Continue reading
Sensing Vitality Feldenkrais MP3 Series
Each CD is MP3 formatted with 6-8 hours of guided movement instruction to help improve how you move, balance, breathe, see and align yourself to live a more active life.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement to produce these CDs. It’s been a project in the making for many years!
PS– I’ll have more samples in my store very soon! There will be samples of each CD: Liberate Your Back, Free Your Shoulders, Energize Your Vision, Expand Your Breathing, Balance Your Head, Align for Balance.
CD Release Party!!!
Sensing Vitality MP3 Series
Friday 6 -9 PM Sept 20th on Whidbey Island at Sojourn Studio (5603 Bayview Rd., upstairs)
Friday 6-9 PM Oct. 4th in Seattle at M’Illumino (70th & Roosevelt Way NE)
Come eat, drink and celebrate the fruits of the six new CDs of the Sensing Vitality Series with Annie Thoe. Each CD is MP3 formatted with 6-8 hours of guided movement instruction to help improve how you move, balance, breathe, see and align yourself to live a more active life.
What is in the line of sight often triggers a line of thoughts. People develop habits of seeing that filter what they catch hold of: the messages, information and surprises throughout the day. What are you looking for? What do you expect to see? With technology bombarding our visual senses with emails, pop-up advertisements, movies, books, etc., it’s more important that ever to clear our vision to sift through the important messages. Vision is deeply connected with our thoughts and decision-making.
Attention and awareness is the filter of vision. There are many lessons and exercises to improve eyesight, but attention and awareness during these exercises can dramatically shift the results. If you practice any of these eye lessons or exercises, be sure to sense the light (and the absence of light) with your whole body during the exercise– with your eyes, skin, blood, bones. The Feldenkrais Method® engages your senses to improve and deepen activities you do. With vision, Continue reading
People with knee pain or injuries often are told to strengthen their knee to overcome their problem. While strengthening can be an important thing, there may be some strain or misaligned patterns that can slow healing or restrict function. Strengthening exercises without good alignment can actually create new problems or exacerbate old ones. Surgeries or knee replacements can be a godsend, and good aligned movement is important to prevent further injury or damage. I recommend Continue reading
For those who have never tried Feldenkrais classes, or Awareness Through Movement® lessons, it’s helpful to know the results and benefits. I’m quoting past students of mine to give the reader an idea why I teach and write about this work:
1. I can’t believe such little movements can make such a big difference!
This is the most common remark I hear from students in both classes and private lessons.
As with birds in the wild, any small disturbances could be a threat in their habitat. A big, powerful or sudden movement usually erupts a shrill alarm or flight. The human nervous system, like other animals, Continue reading