Elizabeth Beringer

Embodied Learning: Focus on Breathing

By Elizabeth Beringer

This eight-session audio program leads the user step-by-step through important aspects of healthy breathing. Each lesson artfully combines imagination, breath and movement to release healthy and natural breathing and increased flexibility. This series can be a tremendous support for those recovering from surgery, dealing with pain, or to increase overall health and vitality.

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By Elizabeth Beringer

This eight-session audio program leads the user step-by-step through important aspects of healthy breathing. Each lesson artfully combines imagination, breath and movement to release healthy and natural breathing and increased flexibility. This series can be a tremendous support for those recovering from surgery, dealing with pain, or to increase overall health and vitality.

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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 breathing affects the quality of our life. Many people live unnecessarily with a restricted ability to breathe. This may be due to trauma, ongoing pain or simply the adoption of bad habits.

Embodied Learning: Focus on Breathingleads the user step-by-step through important aspects of healthy breathing. The way we breathe is normally something that happens outside of our conscious control. Using Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, one finds that it is possible to let go of habits that interfere with full breathing and instill new healthier habits. Breath and movement are intertwined; people using this program report not only expanded breathing ability but also increased flexibility. The lessons proceed gently, and each person can learn at their own pace. Create the basis for fuller and more comfortable breathing.

  1. Introduction; How to Proceed
  2. Abdominal Breathing
  3. Expanding the Chest
  4. Stopping the Breath
  5. Breathing in Different Positions
  6. Lengthening the Side, Through your Shoulders
  7. Circling the Arms
  8. Posture and Breath
  9. Integrating the Breath in Sitting

Elizabeth Beringer studied and worked closely with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1976 to 1984 in both Israel and the U.S. She has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 30 years, including founding and editing The Feldenkrais Journal, developing educational programs and materials, and co-founding Feldenkrais Resources with David Zemach-Bersin in 1984.

Elizabeth holds a 6th-degree black belt in the martial art Aikido, which greatly informs her Feldenkrais work. Currently, she is the educational director of ongoing training programs in London, Switzerland and in California at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, where she maintains her private practice.

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