Mia Segal

Whiplash - Softening The Body: Series 2, Lesson 1

Mia works with a young woman who has been suffering from after effects of whiplash injury for almost 20 years. Her symptoms include pain and extremely limited movement. Mia explains what she sees, how she thinks about the injury, and how to solve the problems.

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By Mia Segal

Mia works with a young woman who has been suffering from after effects of whiplash injury for almost 20 years. Her symptoms include pain and extremely limited movement. Mia explains what she sees, how she thinks about the injury, and how to solve the problems.
 
Mia begins this video with a lovely talk on what is whiplash and the importance of helping the entire system to function again, and to feel safe again, as a whole. The Functional Integration lesson is done in a side-lying position with an emphasis on softening the ribs, the breath and the whole body. Watching Mia give this lesson is both insightful and a delight. 

The session includes the entire sequence, as well as instructions and a discussion. This DVD will give you insight into the principles of the work, as well as specific techniques and interventions which can be used in similar cases and other situations.


Mia Segal was Dr. Feldenkrais's first and only assistant during the formative years of developing and teaching this work She was his collaborator and associate for 16 years, after which together, they trained students worldwide.

Of Mia, Feldenkrais said: “With you, I have reached summits that alone, I could not reach. The best lessons I ever gave, were inspired by your encouraging gaze.” Mia is known for her unequaled mastery of the work and as a superb teacher.
She is committed to ensure that this work continues in the essential and powerful form it was given to her by Dr. Feldenkrais during their many years of collaboration and friendship.
 
Mia has been acclaimed worldwide as the standard bearer for the applications and philosophy of the Feldenkrais Method. Mia has a black belt in judo, which she received in the Kodokan, Tokyo, in 1970.

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