This class is a grounding practice that gives you effective learning tools for nervous system care, pain management, and finding ease while the body is in a stress response. This episode uses a rocking motion often associated with self soothing and we continue our look at neck care by zooming out to the whole system.
This Feldenkrais approach to Neck Care connects the ankles, the pelvis, and the whole self to how the neck moves. It might seem like your ankles or feet would have nothing to do with your neck tension. So, let’s find out! If there is tension or a lot of pain in the neck, focusing only there and bringing more and more of your attention to the place that hurts may not always be a wise idea! For today’s class you will not need any props, unless, when you lie on your back you prefer to have a small lift under you head.
If you resonate with TODAY’s approach or are finding that your neck pain may be linked to jaw tension, for an even deeper study of this topic from a Feldenkrais lens, you can check out the:
Sensing Subtlety and Satisfaction Jaw Series, and
Unraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais Series.
To access all the neck care resources, you can of course check out the previous podcast episodes on Neck CARE and this Sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here.
Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Find more of Sarah's teaching on her website Body Matter, including live online classes, self-paced courses and the Body Matter library membership.
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