Isolation Consolation: Volume 2.
The mid-period of Isolation Consolation is represented here.
8 great mini-lessons.
1.Pelvic Clock-on your back. Great for mobility.
2.Flexing your Body-on you back. Great for standing tall.
3.Learning to Crawl-on your front. Wonderful for mobilising ribs and walking.
4.Supporting your Head-on your front. Coordinating eyes and chest to provide stabilty.
5.Paradoxical Breathing-on your back. Brilliant for oxygenating fully.
6.Spine as a Chain-on your back. Great to mobilise the mid to upper back.
7.Toes and Ankles-on your back. Clever lesson to encourage mobility in muscles and mind.
8.Reach for the Sky-on back. A personal favourite. Making connections from tip to toe.
You can do them in any order; simply choose a title which appeals to you.
You will need a mat or carpet or a hard chair to sit on, and above all try to find as EASY a way to do whatever I suggest...
"So sensitive, subtle and thought-provoking." Orlando Seale.
"I find it has helped me land every day in my body, on this earth, at this fraught time, in a calmer and more rooted way. Try it!" Charlotte Bazely.
"Feldenkrais with the brilliant Ed Woodall is such a great way to start or finish the day. His curiosity and soft clarity is a real encouragement" Jodie Adele Cole.
To do these lessons you just need to find a space on the floor, a mat or rug to provide some comfort and listen to the instructions.
I have trimmed the lessons but not edited much so they will have the flavour of the original broadcasts but without the intro. and announcements at the end. Each is about 20 minutes long.
Do take time at the end to stand up and notice how it is that you feel different and be curious about the way that paying attention to movement at this level affects you.
Many thanks to all of you who have stepped out of your comfort zone to try this method and particular thanks must go to those who have supported and encouraged me from the beginning, Louise Ferdinando most of all. Others who have been instrumental in helping me to launch this venture, which will endure long after we have gone back to "normal" are Marneta Viegas, Penny Wilkin and Teresa Brayshaw. Thanks.
And finally, to take the work further, you could check out the books which have inspired these short-format lessons.
"Awareness Through Movement" by Moshe Feldenkrais. https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Awareness-Through-Movement-by-Mosh-Feldenkrais/9780062503220
"Relaxercise" By David Zemach-Bersin, Kaethe Zemach-Bersin and Mark Reese.
"Moving in All Directions" By Garet Newall and Paul Ogden.
Advice on doing the lessons.
- Have a small stack of hand towels or a small firm pillow to place under your head as needed.
- Go very slowly.
- Pause the lesson as needed to give yourself time.
- Move within your own comfortable range.
- Do NOT push or strain. You will get more benefit by doing less.
- Try to let go of doing the movements the “right” way.
- Be curious and enjoy the changes.
- Follow any healthcare restrictions you have been given.
- Thanks to the Move Better Feel Better for this advice. https://feldenkraissummit.com
And if you want to do more with me then check out my "mighty network" The Flourishing Human.
These audio lessons are for educational purposes only. Anything shared by Ed is not a substitute for professional help or medical treatment. These recordings and this website, all media files found on it and the creator of any and all of these files, cannot be held responsible for any injuries or discomfort that occur. Before doing any of the movement lessons or movements described or portrayed, be sure to consult your medical practitioner.