Around the World in 48 Hours
Awareness Through Movement Lessons®
Day Two: AUSTRALASIA Teachers
with Coordinator Margaret Kaye
Watch it or download it.
How to download instructions are below videos.
How to do a lesson:
- Have a small stack of hand towels as a support or a small firm pillow to place under your head as needed.
- Seated lessons will best be done in a firm chair that does not roll.
- 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 benefits 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.
RALPH HADDEN BA, CFP
Floating Legs 🌶️🌶️🌶️
Make your walking easy and graceful, with a feeling of weightlessness and floating in the legs. Movements on the floor, lying and sitting, to create lightness and ease. Soften and mobilise the legs and coordinate their movement with the pelvis and back. This lesson could be seen as a way of encouraging walking, making it easy and enjoyable to walk longer distances.
Book on Your Feet🌶️🌶️🌶️
Book on your foot – 2 feet for advanced, it will be a book on each foot.
Making the Sternum More Flexible 🌶️ 🌶️
Improves head rotation/twist with the rest of the spine.
Healthy Hips and Efficient Walking 🌶️🌶️
Increase your awareness and use of your strongest buttock muscle (gluteus maximus) to walk more efficiently (let the big muscles do the work) and lubricate your hip joints (use it or loose it, the back of the hip joint is the most common part to wear out and get arthritis as it’s often underused, movement (particularly extension in walking) lubricates and keeps the back of the hip joints healthy.
SHONA LEE, GCFP, DIP RM
Inner Beginnings 🌶️ 🌶️ 🌶️
Top knee on the floor in front, variations that include the bottom arm coming away from the floor via rotation, bringing the head away from the floor whilst facing the ceiling, and different arms connected to top leg whilst drawing back in rotation from pelvis/abdomen. It’s also on the waking up thoracic theme.
FELDENKRAIS ASST. TRAINER, AIKIDO INSTRUCTOR
Variation of Baby Rolling or Rolling to Sitting 🌶️🌶️
You will explore how to organise movement in an efficient easy manner to generate power without strain.
Participant’s attention will be drawn to sensing if they are using effort, straining or habitually tightening muscles that are not required. You will be guided to reflect how to move in daily life and how you could better take care of yourself. Discover how to move from stillness to action and play with ideas of pace and reversibility. The finale will be moving with easy power leaving you feeling strong and vital.
Free Your Voice🌶️🌶️🌶️
This lesson will explore intimate relationships between body, breath and voice in producing sound that is powerful, as a foundation for speaking with a strong, vibrant voice.
Circles With the Hands and Feet 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
We are often more capable than we think, and our mobility can give us joy. In this lesson we explore some possibilities of the organization of the head, arms, and legs while coordinating with the dynamics of our trunk. In other words, it’s a twister and turner that can be playfully explored with the actions of pandiculation. Or just be a panda.
How to Download
To download the video, audio, or transcript you need to:
- First, play the video
- Then click the download button (that looks like this )
- It will show the transcript options, then click on Transcript (TXT), Audio (MP3), or Video (MP4)
- It will automatically download onto your computer, If you cannot locate it, check the “Downloads” folder on your computer.
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