Moving with Mindfulness Series – Balancing the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic Nervous System

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Description

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new audio program recorded for Jerry Karzen during a three-day workshop for individuals working as coaches in 2015. This course was designed primarily to ease the tension the individuals in this sometimes stressful occupation experience – private and public coaches for both private, and small and large groups of people. The lessons were also designed to show anyone how they can first practice simple and easy, full or partial body movements, which can lead to more mindful/restful or even thoughtlessness experiences. The workshop has applications for meditation practices, and reclaiming calmness and self-regulation in stressful situations.

Note: This Series is only available as downloadable MP3 audio files. It is not available on CD.

About the Author

Jerry is a graduate of the 1977 San Francisco Training with Dr. Feldenkrais. Jerry studied with Dr. Feldenkrais at the Feldenkrais Institute in Tel-Aviv. When they lived together between 1976 and 1984, Jerry was Moshe Feldenkrais’ personal traveling companion, secretary and close friend. He assisted in the editing of Dr. Feldenkrais’ last two books and directed, or himself videotaped, 95 percent of all existing tapes of Dr. Feldenkrais’ private Functional Integration® lessons. At the request of Dr. Feldenkrais, Jerry organized and administered his last training program and was the first Executive Director of the Feldenkrais Foundation. He has also served as President of the North American Feldenkrais Guild®.

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Lessons & Chapters

01-Scanning – Focused & Generalized Attention

Duration:
22:29 min

Description:

How are you paying attention to yourself? Train your ability of precise sensory awareness. Learn to attend to yourself in a way that promotes learning and improved coordination and comfort.

02-Becoming a Baby Again

Duration:
1:00 h

Description:

In the early stages, babies don’t do any deliberate movements, and sensory perception such as hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and sensing, all blend, are not distinguished from each other. By revisiting basic activities, such as sucking, envisioning early childhood smells, and un-focusing the eyes, you can re-visit this unique state of being.

03-Breathing Fully & Globally – Opening the Sides

Duration:
44:16 min

Description:

Very few breathing practices give attention to the sides of the torso. A relaxed, full breath however expands in all six directions. Giving attention to the sides of the ribs, while adding a gentle but deliberate welding breath, can allow you to breath more fully and easily.

04-Basic Flexors by Folding – Part 1

Duration:
44:16 min

Description:

Created by repeat activities or emotions, most people have become habituated to a constant unnecessary contraction of the flexor muscles. By using these muscles deliberately and with awareness, some of the holding patterns can loosen their grip. Upright standing and breathing can become easier.

05-Basic Flexors by Folding – Part 2

Duration:

34:36 min

Description:

One of Moshe Feldenkrais’ definitions of healthy action was reversibility, being able to stop and reverse a given activity at any moment. By exploring rolling slowly and reversibly – a movement commonly done with momentum – promotes precision and the discovery and release of parasitic effort. Later on, explorations lead into a complex use of shoulders, head and pelvis to soften the ribs by drawing an imaginary circle.

06-Whole Body Breathing

Duration

39:19

Description:

Observing a baby while breathing, we can see that the whole body breathes. It seems as if every cell of the body IS the breathing. By exploring the movement of opening and closing, of becoming small and becoming big, rolling side to side, in combination with the breath awareness, brings back this experience. This allows for a very deep relaxation and a sense of harmony.

07-Soft Eyes, Sharp Vision

Duration:

42:19 min

Description:

During our daily activities eye movements are usually focused, the eyes are open to see. In this lesson, while comfortably lying on the back, you move your closed eyes without a particular purpose, without trying to see something. This can have a relaxing effect on your neck, jaw, breathing, face and more. As a result you may settle down, get quiet, and increase the sharpness of your vision.

08-Breathing & Sound

Duration:

33:12min

Description:

In sitting you explore the relationship between the usage of the right and left nostrils, the position of your head, and the production of sound. What makes low and high sounds clear and full?

09-Bell Hand

Duration:

31:10 min

Description:

There are many systems to put people to sleep. Some of them incorporate small movements, very early in the developmental parts of our brain. In this lesson early baby hand movements, in the Feldenkrais Method known as bell-hand movements, leave you in a deeply relaxed state.

10-Opening Ribs for Breathing

Duration:

38:38 min

Description:

The breath is directed into various areas of the upper and lower ribcage, including the sides. This is supported by movements and positions, which open the areas the breath is being directed to. Thereby intention, attention and movement, all are designed to support each other.

11-Open Perception During Action

Duration:

34:47 min

Description:

Erector muscles are asked to work in combination with rotation. Additionally, explorations challenge your capacity to coordinate as well relax the eyes, allowing for a broadened perception. Finally both are combined, and the question is raised of how the eyes relate to the movements.

12-Pulsation – Open & Close

Duration:

35:45min

Description:

Part of the nervous system, the cellular and digestive system, the eyes, of all of life, is in an opening and closing vibratory process. To maintain integrity while also growing and expanding, contracting and expanding keep alternating. Through movement and breath awareness we consciously tap into and support these processes.

 

About MP3 Downloads

After purchase you will receive an email with a link to download all the tracks that are included on the CDs. If you need to, you can always revisit that link to download any of the files in the future.