Four stress-melting Feldenkrais® experiences.
David Zemach-Bersin shares a selection of soothing Feldenkrais exercises to help you calm and relax your body and nervous system. As accumulated stress melts away, your breathing will improve, and you’ll regain a sense of inner balance.
Ideally, after periods of stress, our nervous system returns to a restful neurological state. But this doesn’t always happen because our nervous system can become habituated or stuck in a “flight or fight” mode that is deleterious to our physical and emotional health. Because Feldenkrais exercises work so directly with the brain and nervous system, they can be especially effective in helping us regain a healthy balance between relaxation and tension. Being ‘on edge’ and ready for action even when danger is not near, indicates an over-active ‘sympathetic’ nervous system. It is helpful to know how to return yourself to a restful, ‘parasympathetic’ neurological state.
In this set, I share some of the Feldenkrais lessons that I rely on, myself, to quiet my nervous system when I’m under stress or my mind is overactive.” -DZB
This program contains four Awareness Through Movement® lessons and two Q&A sessions.
-Using the Cortical Dominance of Your Hands and Fingers to Improve Your Mood and Muscular Tonus
-Letting go Through Movement
-Finding Calm Through Rolling
-Using Your Hands to Calm Your Nervous System
David Zemach-Bersin, GCFP, is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Trainer. He met Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in 1973 and studied with him in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. David has maintained a private Functional Integration practice since 1977. He is recognized for his skill as a teacher, and his contribution to the preservation of Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy, and the development of the Feldenkrais professional community.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, David directs professional training programs in New York City and teaches advanced training programs worldwide. He has created Feldenkrais audio and video programs for practitioners and the public and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins). David is a co-founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, the Feldenkrais Foundation, and founder of Feldenkrais Access.
What People Are Saying:
“Feldenkrais starts your whole life moving in new directions, with new choices on every level of your life. You must experience it. Feldenkrais has had a tremendous impact on my life. It has taught me to really listen to myself. I now know I need not stay stuck in pain. It has helped me see that I have choices, that my patterns of movement, my patterns of emotional “sludge” can change.”
“The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful way to unlock the secrets of our bodies. It allows the linking of movement, expression, and spontaneity, as well as providing an approach to healing physical and neurological injuries.”
-James Oldham, M.D.
“The Feldenkrais Method is changing the image in the motor cortex; and our brain, feeling the freedom of the new learning, rushes to meet it.”
-Arno Gruen, M.D., Psychiatrist