Slowing Down to Feel

Another article about Feldenkrais was published in the NY Times.

I hope it will inspire you to intentionally slow down, to sense, feel, imagine, play, look outside and feel inside---

‘Slowing Down to Feel’: Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies

Some highlights from the article: Bruce Lee talked about emptying the mind in order to become formless and shapeless like water, which “can flow or it can crash,” he said. “Be water, my friend.”. Lee’s guidance rings true: We need to be water. And we need to move. It heals. ... Somatic practice — named for “soma” or the living body — is a way to connect the mind and body that encourages internal attentiveness.

“We’re talking about allowing the living body to inform behavior,” Martha Eddy, an esteemed somatic movement therapist, said. “But then how do you do that? It’s by using your proprioception” — the ability to feel the body in space — “and your kinesthetic awareness.” ... In a time when it seems we have little control, having agency over our bodies — and our internal world — is a kind of power. By engaging in a somatic experience, you come to realize that these practices are not just about creating flexible bodies, but flexible minds. Read more...

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