I had a “light bulb” moment this week. I am so excited. I can barely compose myself. I want to share this with you.
As you know I have been teaching a class every Tuesday morning for many years. Some students come and go and then there is the “core” of this class. I call this class the “curious class” because these students are here to explore, discover, and learn.
We do varied Awareness Through Movement® lessons in this class, some easier physically, some more challenging. The series we are working on right now is rather challenging. It is a definite example of “working smarter, not harder.” This week I saw real learning. My students experienced change which I call learning
Moshe Feldenkrais said in his book Awareness Through Movement,
“Every time we expand the limits of our knowledge, our sensibility and the precision of our actions increase and the limits of what is considered natural and normal also expand.”
I know by now you are thinking, “what the heck happened?” I’m going to tell you. As I said, this series is challenging. Secret- we have done much of this series before. A few of the people in this class were in the class attempting this particular lesson 4 years ago. Remember, we have done many lessons since, not repetition, not practice, but to increase awareness and ease of movement, sensitivity, and gentleness. How we move, slowly, with attention, doing the same movement in different ways. Most important, we don’t try to do it right, or correctly. We explore. We discover. We take our time. We rest.
When we did this lesson 4 years ago, there was a lot of laughing and moaning and groaning. Little sense of accomplishment
Almost all, even, especially those imagining, were able to get close to sitting on their heels and moving like a Russian Dancer. I say Wow. It’s called learning.
Don’t want to do the Russian squat dance? What do you want to do? Walk easier, get up and down from the floor with ease, feel more balanced on your feet, feel more upright?
Come, explore with me. This new class series will start June 14, 10:30 to 11:30
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” –Richard Branson
Keep moving, see you soon.