“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible minds.” Dr Moshe Feldenkrais
Mindfulness is practiced widely in many forms, including meditation, and is founded on principles of neuroplasticity. Feldenkrais is often described as ‘moving meditation’, a body-mind exploration. Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes direct you to sense your body in a constructive, non-judgemental way. Movement is used as a vehicle for developing your attention and awareness (hence the name ATM). When you know yourself and your habits of moving, thinking, feeling and sensing then you can begin to reconnect with yourself. You learn and choose options for breathing and moving more easily, and self-care strategies to find greater calm and clarity of thinking. You can also move through life and therefore interact with the world with greater ease, confidence and vitality. Learning in Feldenkrais can be used to enhance other mindful practices.