Mindful Spontaneity: Lessons in the Feldenkrais Method

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North Atlantic Books, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 359 pages
Ruthy Alon's description of Feldenkrais work in Mindful Spontaneity is a favored text of a generation of Feldenkrais enthusiasts. Alon weaves experiential and theoretical information in a poetic yet pragmatic language. These simple and unexpected suggestions will help everyone who suffers from restricted movement or pain to find a new sense of freedom.
 

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This book is worth the price just for the introduction. Ruthy Alon will challenge you to truly live your life in a way which is both simple and profound.
The only drawback to this book is that
many people find the lessons difficult to follow. This problem is easily solved by finding a Feldenkrais Practitioner, or (if there's no one nearby) buying any of the recordings of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons readily available these days on-line. 

Contents

Functional Honesty
1
Learning Through Options
27
the dynamics of improvement
84
unpredictable change
90
Family Therapy to the Community of Vertebrae
99
Neck and backvictims of lazy convexity
105
Functional distribution of laborsubmarine and periscope
111
A lesson in standing while lying down
130
healing the conditioning
202
a systematic reeducation
208
awareness through touch
215
A Change in Proportions of the Division of Labor
243
Meet your needmake the struggle unnecessary
278
Foreplay that ripens the movement
291
Reconciling symmetry in the Feldenkrais approach
304
Auto Reflexology
317

Releasing movement from control
136
A back which is less subject to personal history
142
Movement for Life Movement for Love
145
A Straight Back or a Wise Back?
171
Free Your Back
335
Resources
357
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About the author (1996)

Ruthy Alon began working with Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1960s in Israel, and is considered one of the foremost teachers of The Feldenkrais Method in the world. She teaches throughout Europe, America, and Australia as well as in Israel, where she makes her home.

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