On Tuesdays at noon, The Jung Center offers a Feldenkrais Class. I had an interesting conversation with the teacher, MaryBeth Smith after class about the concepts of folding and unfolding, and how they play a part in rolling. In class I discovered that I could roll with a greater ease if I folded my knee closer to my armpit as I descended. For today's improvisation, I played with the idea of ease getting in and out of the floor, and movement while on the floor. I have a bit of a phobia of all things on the floor, and I think it's a good idea to start spending more time finding pathways that work for me. I discovered that the following words are helpful images for me: rocking, folding, bending, creasing, rolling, reaching, spiraling, open hands, forearms pressing, shifting
I discovered the HUGE aid of the space between my wrist and elbow, and elbow and shoulder in smooth descending/ascending in/out of the floor. I also can not seem to reach neutral pelvis when on my knees- quads too tight?
This is a blog of processes. Through the sharing of media and writing I am following my impulses, teasing out and unpacking, translating, solidifying, and making concrete my investigations into something that can be shared.