The Ribs and Rolling

An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method

rib cage

Image credit: Andreas Feininger: Skeletal rib cage of a gorilla, 1951

A flexible rib cage improves breathing and encourages easy movement in all directions. By reducing unnecessary tension in the ribs and chest we allow for more balance in our upright posture. In this introductory workshop, we’ll look at simple exercises that will improve the relationship of the spine and ribs through easy rolling movements. We’ll move to reduce unnecessary tension in the back, chest and ribs. With this reduced effort we’ll be able to act in more coordinated and dexterous ways. No prior Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement experience necessary. Wear warm, comfortable clothes that allow for movement.

About Awareness Through Movement:
“I usually make clear that the point of my work is to lead to awareness in action, or the ability to make contact with one’s own skeleton and muscles and with the environment practically simultaneously. This is not ‘relaxation’, for true relaxation can be maintained only when doing nothing. The aim is not complete relaxation but healthy, powerful, easy and pleasurable exertion. The reduction of tension is necessary because efficient movement should be effortless. Inefficiency is sensed as effort and prevents doing more and better.” –Moshe Feldenkrais, “Body and Mind”, 1980

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2-4pm
Cost: $40
Registration Closed

The Yoga Loft – 321 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
Paul Senechko, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, San Francisco – thewholeanditsparts.com