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Alas, the Humerus is not the Funny Bone. Tales from Learning Anatomy.

So far in life, I have learned Hungarian, Spanish, a bit of French and, as a child, Hebrew. I have also picked up a bit of “Swimese” while participating in a Master’s swim program. For some reason my facility with other tongues is not translating easily into learning anatomy, which feels like a truly foreign language. At the outset of my Feldenkrais training … Continue reading

Feldenkrais: Learning as Prayer

Learning is turning darkness, which is the absence of light, into light. – Moshe Feldenkrais While decluttering last spring, more painstakingly and ruthlessly than ever before, I found handouts from a class on prayer, circa 2008. I had enrolled in the class at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA, to see if I could I transform my relationship … Continue reading

Feldenkrais: Are You Willing to Suck?

On Monday I began a Feldenkrais Training Program in New Mexico, directed by Alan Questel.  I’m here, in part, to attempt to unravel my longstanding habit of prioritizing achievement and results over the process of learning itself. Consistent with this desire to privilege the journey instead of the outcome, at this moment I am not “committing” to completing the … Continue reading

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