Most students often remark on a lack of awareness of their tension and habits.
To know what you are doing you need a mirror – otherwise you simply carry on doing what you have always done.
This is the role for the teacher – to bring into focus that which wants to remain hidden.
Continuous lessons and an intention to bring conscious presence to daily activities accelerates progress.
All of our own particular awareness/unawareness ratios is absolutely perfect in any given moment.
A key principle is to keep the whole being in one unified field of attention/awareness from the soles of the feet to the tip of the head – letting go between those 2 outer points.
It’s a practical experience that under stimulus, of whatever kind from the simplest physical task or mental thought, we lose ourselves through contraction.
Whilst walking the experience is to be aware that it as if the soles are lifting the legs – otherwise the thinking/awareness has stopped further up the leg – we can be tricked that we are thinking through to the soles even though we have stopped in our ankles – hence lifting up the feet with the ankles rather than our Being walking ie walking happens by itself it is not done.
If you become able to expand the awareness there will be a coterminous release in the neck – and the head will not be as pulled back.
Happy New Year! We’ve come along way in the 5 years I have been teaching AT in Loughborough.
I have seen remarkable progress and results – with a heartfelt thank you to all my long standing students – we have learnt a lot together.
Today I realised we are now ready for a change in lesson format which will encourage a faster and more focused learning experience. Indeed this is the original lesson format adopted by FM.
The lessons will now be 30mins in length and cost £25. We will start with chair work and variations thereof and end with semi-supine.
(Semi-supine was created by first generation teachers of FM)
A 30 minute lesson will be enough for those who are on a process of continuous learning once a week. It will also be right for those who would like two lessons a week so as to improve their use more quickly.
- The first 5 lessons will be 1hour in length and cost £40 – as an introductory rate – these 5 lessons will cover the core principles of the Technique.
- Same family members can book two consecutive 30mins lessons for £40.
I look forward to working with you all in 2017.