Recruit the Glutes – Reduce Back and Hip Pain

The Glutes (gluteal muscles) are the largest most powerful buttock muscles. These muscles are frequently weak and yet may be simultaneously tight and painful. Weakness or tightness of the glutes can lead to lower back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot problems and many other musculo-skeletal imbalances. The gluteals are also essential to pelvic stability. This audio lesson will help you: Find the brain – body connection to your glutesSwitch gluteal muscles on and off more easily and smoothlyFeel the two sides working separately and togetherReduce excessive tension in your back, buttocks, hamstrings and abdominal musclesTreat one of the underlying causes hip and back painFind a more upright posture Why strengthening exercises may not help…

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Guided Body Scan Relaxation

Duration 7 Minutes Reduce stress and tension with this short guided relaxation. Jodie guides you to scan slowly through your body from head to toe, relaxing each body part. This relaxation is ideal for when you are feeling a bit tired or stressed. All you need to do is find a comfortable place to lie down. You can also use this as a way to drift off to sleep at night. The volume gradually reduces so that you won't get woken up at the end. If you need to wake up, please set an alarm. Put your phone on silent to reduce the chance of being interrupted.

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Shoulder and Hip Coordination – Free Feldenkrais Lesson

Release tension and improve the coordination of the large muscle groups that control the hips and shoulders. This is a 50 minute long Awareness Through Movement Lesson in the Feldenkrais Method. Most of the movements are done lying on the side. Before you begin, ensure that you have one or two folded towels of blankets that you can place under the side of your head. You may wish to place a pillow between your knees if you have pain or discomfort in your lower back or hips. Feldenkrais is different. It is not a work out or even a stretch class. Before doing our Feldenkrais lessons please read our Keys to Success. This will ensure…

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Why the Feldenkrais Method

Find out why we can all benefit from Feldenkrais lessons. Awareness is the key that opens the door to change. The Feldenkrais Method is a system of movement re-education, which improves the way we move, function, think and feel. It helps us refine and update our posture and movement habits by using our senses to discover more comfortable and efficient patterns. We sometimes call it movement re-education. For me Feldenkrais has been a surprising, enjoyable and life changing experience, enhancing the flexibility of my mind and body. Over the last 25 years Feldenkrais has taken me on an amazing journey through the inner world of awareness.  Why I Love Teaching the Feldenkrais Method There are…

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My Journey with Feldenkrais

Growing up I was never well coordinated, or good at sports. My body wasn’t something I was paying much attention to. I certainly never imagined that I would become a physiotherapist and movement educator. In my teens I was far more interested in the human brain. I was fascinated by how the mind works and indeed I still am. So following highschool I studied psychology at the University of Western Australia. The decision to transfer to physiotherapy happened almost by accident. During my second year of psychology I decided to do a massage course, and discovered I loved working with my hands. Despite my general lack of coordination, I learned that I was a very…

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Beyond Chronic Pain: a Personal Journey to Create Healthier Habits

Physiotherapist Jodie Krantz shares her healing journey towards a more satisfying and comfortable way of living within with her own body. Retracing her steps, Jodie invites you to join her on a challenge to improve your own quality of life and perhaps that of your nearest and dearest. I reached the age of 50 with my body in a condition better than many my age. Being a Physiotherapist I had always done some form of exercise. My weight was in the upper end of the healthy range for my height. I didn't smoke or drink to excess - ever. I'd always watched what I ate and 'listened to my stomach', stopping when I felt full. I considered myself very…

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Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais Lesson

Learning easy graceful movement through Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais is about the impossible becoming possible, the possible easy and the easy graceful. Difficulties such as aches and pains or limitations in our strength, flexibility or coordination can motivate us to find new ways of moving that reduce the strain and restore a sense of wellbeing.

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