By Lynette Chiang, Fast Company.
I just attended an introductory workshop on the Feldenkrais Method®.
The movements are slow. Very slow. In fact, in a typical “lesson,” you move a limb just the tiniest amount, maybe an inch or less, then move it back. Then compare how your body feels fore and aft.
It’s customary to lie on a bit of thin padding because we tend to flinch and stiffen up when we lie on a hard floor.
But, by the end of the lesson, you’re amazed – you can roll about like a ball of goop on the hard floor. Like a rubbery baby, with no ‘ooooffs’ or ‘yeowchs’. You move with grace and purpose, like a seasoned performer or virtually any member of the animal kingdom who is not thinking moment to moment, “how am I looking?”
What’s this got to do with Fast Company?