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Another great lesson! I was particularly interested in this one as I recently started aikido, and a main focus is moving from the center (tanden). My feet have been hurting from this activity, as well as lots of farm work.
I became aware during this lesson of a holding in my hips that was creating a brace in my whole structure. After the lesson my walking was much freer.
An interesting aside and not a surprise to me or regular ATM folks is that my eyes were wider after the lesson! My eyes were relaxed and softly looking at the horizon as I was walking-instead of looking down which has been a habit of mine.
Feldenkrais is amazing-thank you Nick!
I had a profound experience using this lesson. It tapped deeply into both physical and emotional holding patterns. When standing after the lesson, I felt exactly like the after photos from a Rolling or Structural Integration text. Thank you, Nick, for making this work available!
At the end of this lesson, I felt more buoyant as I walked and that’s a word I’ve never used to describe my walking. I felt like I was floating, and my whole body felt light and free. As I’ve studied Feldenkrais over the past twelve months, I’ve noticed a spring in my step and a swing in my hips like never before. I can’t wait to carry this buoyancy on my next walk. Thank you again and again!
Nick – wonderful lesson!
I was impressed and surprised by how much of an impact this lesson had for me on the first run through. I felt so well organized across my whole body.
Hello Nick, I am from Argentina and I improving my English at the same time I improve my body. I love the way you teach I appreciate the colours of the description of the movements. Thank you very much