In this lesson you will lie on a blanket roller, gently exploring movements of the two sides of the body in a way that helps to improve your flexibility and symmetry while normalising muscle tone and releasing tension in your neck, back and all along your spine. I find it really helps me sense my central axis more clearly, improving my posture and alignment.
TIPS FOR MAXIMUM BENEFIT
Pay attention to your breathing – allow it to be natural and easy
Reduce effort and keep the movements Small, Slow and Smooth
Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right to you
First watch the video, imagining yourself doing the movements smoothly and effortlessly. Then lie down on a comfortable mat, thick carpet or folded blanket and do the movements with your eyes closed, listening to the instructions and paying close attention to the sensations in your body.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Listen to your body and don’t do anything that doesn’t feel comfortable for you.This is an intermediate level exercise.
I would like to acknowledge Moshe Feldenkrais, inventor of the method, as well as Ruthy Alon, an inspirational teacher and Feldenkrais Trainer, who developed and taught the Magic Blanket series of lessons. I have found these lessons and her teaching to be profound and powerful.
DISCLAIMER: Always seek the advice of a medical professional before beginning any new exercise programme. Jodie Krantz, Free2Move Physiotherapy and it’s owner, employees and contractors are not liable for any injuries sustained while participating in this exercise programme.