Mark Reese

Improving the Carriage of the Head

by Mark Reese

In Moshe Feldenkrais' Functional Integration work he emphasized the importance of the carriage of the head and neck in human functioning. In this advanced training Mark Reese shares his in-depth studies of the carriage of the head in both Functional Integration and Awareness through Movement.

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by Mark Reese

In Moshe Feldenkrais' Functional Integration work he emphasized the importance of the carriage of the head and neck in human functioning. In this advanced training Mark Reese shares his in-depth studies of the carriage of the head in both Functional Integration and Awareness through Movement.
The ATM lessons are done in many different positions and lead toward larger movements in space such as getting up and down. The FIwork parallels the ATM lessons. The first FI focus is on the concepts of indirection and lengthening from below involving twisting motions from the legs pelvis and spine. Mark then examines how downward forces from the legs abdomen and pelvis can paradoxically bring the head higher. Further FI work clarifies the body's central axis and basis of support in sitting and standing.and eventually with the essential proximal movements of the upper thorax C-7 and the base of the neck.
Situations include sitting on a roller examining how the head is carried over each leg in standing and the role of balancing reactions and orientation in space. You will learn how to create greater lightness in all movements through improved carriage of the head.
Discussions and lecture material include questions of strategy Mark's case studies and thoughts on the connection between action and perception self and environment. This special advanced training was limited to experienced practitioners with at least three years of full time private practice and is an excellent basis for further study.

Contains: 5 ATM Lessons, 9 FI Demonstrations, 3 Discussions
4 DVDs

The titles in the set include:

Disc One:
1. ATM: On back, twisting the spine with head fixed;
2. FI Demo: Relationship of head to standing leg;
2. FI Demo: Movement of head over standing leg;

Disc Two:
1. FI Demo: Support for headand neck;
2 ATM: Tilting legs to clarify FI concepts;
3. Discussion;
4. FI Demo: Sitting relating the chest to the head and neck while turning;
5. FI Demo: Tilting legs while lying on front;

Disc 3:
1. FI Demo: Relating arm and shoulder to head and hip;
2. ATM: Separating lower legs while tilting the legs on front;
3. Discussion;
4. ATM: Coming to standing from the knees while lengthening arms and spine, Part I;

Disc 4:
1. ATM: Coming to standing from the knees while lengthening arms and spine, Part II;
2. Discussion and FIDemo: Sitting- various ways to make head circles in relation to chest and pelvis;
3. FI Demo: continuation;
4. FI Demo: Head movements while sitting on roller;
5. FI Demo: Organizing the upper thoracic spine;
6. ATM: Lengthening while getting up from knees.
Mark Reese, Ph.D.was one of the world's foremost authorities on the Feldenkrais Method. Mark studied with Moshe Feldenkrais in San Francisco, Amherst and Tel-Aviv, and taught practitioners in more than 30 domestic and international Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs. He taught advanced trainings throughout the world, including at both Esalen and the Omega Institute.
 
Mark published extensively on the Feldenkrais Method and related health issues, and is coauthor of Relaxercise (Harper Collins) a best-selling book of Feldenkrais lessons.He also appeared on television and radio. At the time of Marks passing on June 23rd, 2006 Mark was working on a biography of Moshé Feldenkrais.

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