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Feld-Zen-Krais: Doing and Not Doing

“Do it, and don’t do it.” Feldenkrais Trainer Aliza Stewart repeated this phrase, mantra like, as she directed us in a movement last week. Presiding at the front of the room, she reminded me of my compassionate and patient Zen teacher but with a compelling Israeli accent, a regal bearing and stylish red sandals. Perhaps I needed to hear “Do it, … Continue reading

Feldenkrais: Playing Footsie to Gain Footing

What does it really mean to stand on our own two feet? Until I sustained an injury walking El Camino de Santiago, I hadn’t given much attention to my feet, except to lament their rather large size.  In our culture, we typically wrap our feet in shoes during autumn and winter and bare them, to various degrees, in … Continue reading

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