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Move, Think and Feel More Easily by Christin Harvey

Does your back hurt? Do you have trouble focusing your attention? Have you stopped participating in activities you used to enjoy? The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel.

Much in the way that meditation helps us focus on our breathing and ultimately trains us to hone our concentration, the Feldenkrais Method® uses a series of conscious controlled movements to make us more kinesthetically aware of our existing patterns and ultimately guides us to discover more effective options.

There are two forms of Feldenkrais® lessons: Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) and Functional Integration® (FI)

ATM is a verbally guided lesson during which a practitioner leads you through a series of gentle exploratory movements (e.g. reaching or bending). ATM lessons can be taught in a group setting while standing, sitting, or lying on the floor.

FI is a physically guided lesson during which a practitioner gently and purposefully manipulates your body through a series of motions. This hands-on approach allows the practitioner to get a sense of your individual movement patterns and address your specific movement needs by showing you how to modify your existing movement patterns. This can be something as basic as showing you how to get out of bed without straining or how to comfortably sit in your chair at work.

Christin Harvey is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and New York licensed massage therapist, practicing in the Rockland and Bergen county areas since 1996. She can be reached at 914-299-3838 or christinharvey@yahoo.com.

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