Bodywork: Awareness, Movement and Health


The Alexander Technique

It begins with the importance of where the head and spine meet. The idea is that we need to get out of our way and let the bodies natural balance  re-emerge.  It is great for posture, but also learning to sit, stand, move in a way that reduces the stress on your bones, spine and joints.  It is used by Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Sufferers of Back Pain and Many Others.

-Glenn :)

Back, Neck or Muscle Pain

I am not in the medical profession, but several years ago, as a result of musculoskeletal problems and pain, I went to a physical therapist who was also a Feldenkrais Practitioner. It was really helpful to me. So, if you are experiencing neck pain, back pain or other musculoskeletal problems, you might look into the following: The Feldenkrais Technique, The Alexander Technique, Trager Work, and Techniques done by Doctors of Osteopathy. 

-Glenn :)

♦Resources: Some Bodywork Techniques

Feldenkrais Technique:
Book: Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness by Moshe Feldenkrais
Books, etc. by Peter Levine phD on Healing Trauma. Waking the Tiger. In an Unspoken Voice. Practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.
Dr Weil on the Feldenkrais Technique:
Alexander Technique:
Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Alexander Technique: A Practical Approach to Health, Poise, and Fitness by Glynn MacDonald
Trager Work:
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs.
Book: Movement As a Way to Agelessness: A Guide to Trager Mentastics by Milton Trager, MD et al.
Rubenfeld Synergy:
Book: The Listening Hand: Self-Healing Through The Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch by Ilana Rubenfeld
Anat Baniel Method
Book: Move Into Life: Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality by Anat Baniel
Video: Yoga for Stress Management:
Tai Chi:
Tai Chi:
Tai Chi andf Qigong:
Qigong: National Qigong Association:
Book and Videos : Helping Your Child With Autism: A Home Program from Chinese Medicine by Louisa Silva, MD and the Qigong Sensory Training Institute
Music Therapy: American Music Therapy Association
Art Therapy: american Art Therapy Association
Journal Writing
Books by Tal Ben Shahar phD on Happiness.

Note: The above information is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional  guidance (medical, financial, legal, etc.) Emergency: Dial 911 (where available).