Dancing Breath

Choreography: Allison Porter Klinger Music composition: Johann Sebastian Bach

DIY – A Beautiful ‘Earth’ Shirt

My oldest daughter’s fourth grade class put on a play called “Geology Rocks.” It is a sweet and funny play with tons of facts about the geology of our beautiful big blue planet. Sky was well cast as the Earth! She even got to sing a short solo describing the many phenomena below the Earth’s…

The Peeps of Music

Our neighborhood eatery/pool/pub hosted some fun events on Easter! Peep diorama and peep catapult! There was also a lovely brunch and many friendly patrons. We constructed a sweet diorama “The Peeps of Music.” We tied for first place with “Blazing Saddles.” Three other entries were all “Wizard of Oz.” They were all creative, fun and…

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in motion June 12, 2012, 2:04 pm The Feldenkrais method of gentle, deliberate movement can help reduce the symptoms of chronic pain even as it lifts the spirit. Ursula Sautter | July/August 2012 Issue Slightly raising your leg from the ground is an astonishingly complex action. First, you bunch together your hip muscles, followed…

Detecting Small Differences

What is the Weber-Fechner Principle? Weber-Fechner is about detecting small differences. “You cannot increase your sensitivity unless you reduce your effort,” writes Moshe in his book “The Master Moves.” Weber-Fechner as stated in wikipeida: “that the just-noticeable difference between two stimuli is proportional to the magnitude of the stimuli. The relationship between stimulus and perception…

Awareness of Breath

In the following Awareness Through Movement® lesson, we will explore breathing. Sit comfortably, loosen any tight fitting clothing. In Feldenkrais® we are developing a capacity for awareness and attention, not exercising muscles. Approach each lesson in a spirit of inquiry and exploration, maintaining a relaxed state of mind. Rest when you need to. Throughout the lesson,…

Caerus Artist Residency

It seems somehow fitting that I write this blog post on my phone. It was not my original intention, you see. I had planned on……. My mind wanders. In my mind’s eye, I see a feather quill and dark ink in a small jar. And a certainly fine hand crafted paper. But really, I was…

Interlacing Fingers – A Movement Lesson

The following is a simple movement lesson based on the Feldenkrais Method® of Awareness Through Movement. It is designed to bring attention to present sensations and observations, with periodic breaks while you rest. Try this: Sit comfortably in a chair. Interlace your fingers, so that one thumb is on top and the pinky from the other…