“Yesterday, today was tomorrow
And tomorrow, today will be yesterday
So ring out the old
Ring in the new”
~ George Harrison
We live in the age of instant gratification. Twenty-five years ago, I could patiently wait a few minutes for a computer dial up connection. Today, I get antsy if it takes more than 5 seconds to log in. The expectation for immediate results makes many human activities (like diet and exercise) difficult. Yet, it is the combination of genetics and our past actions that make us what we are now. What we do now will shape who we will become tomorrow.
Why do Feldenkrais?
One answer may be that Feldenkrais is a gift to your future self. Let’s make some s3nse out of this. Feldenkrais is a process for learning awareness and attention skills that enables you to function at your best. This occurs at many levels, but let’s discuss three Feldenkrais gifts. The first is awakening to the here and now. People develop habits of drifting into the future or replaying the past. This may cause unwanted anxiety or depression. When you become engaged in a Feldenkrais lesson you transition into a higher state of the here (your environment) and now (creating movement in the moment). By the end of the lesson, you are present, refreshed and re-energized.
We live on our phones and/or computers. The endless sitting and repetitive use of the hands often result in overuse injuries and literally bend us out of shape (poor posture). Exploring new movement combinations is a great way to reboot your mind and body. Your future self will feel taller, lighter and more connected.
Recent scientific discoveries have shown that the brain is capable of making new neural connections throughout a lifetime. Learning a new language or musical instrument is often recommended for brain health. New movements also make new neural connections for both the brain and the body. Movement is as much mental as it is physical.
Your better tomorrow can start today with S3NSE, so you can ring out the old and ring in a new you.