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