Feldenkrais – ‘Novelty’ Balancing Feet

Bottom Up vs Top Down _________________________ Stressed? Try doing something unfamiliar. How can novelty calm you down in? The Bottom Up way of communicating with your brain means noticing your sensations. When you attempt something novel, or downright weird, your…

Feldenkrais - 'Novelty' Balancing Feet

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Bottom Up vs Top Down
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Stressed? Try doing something unfamiliar.
How can novelty calm you down in?

The Bottom Up way of communicating with your brain means noticing your sensations. When you attempt something novel, or downright weird, your mind gets intrigued. This visceral awareness of your body (psycho -educational model) helps calm the nervous system and can lead to a sense of safety.

“Another important feature of the group work is the continued novelty of situation that is maintained throughout the course. Once the novelty wears off, awareness is dulled and no learning takes place. If a configuration needs repetition, I teach it in tens and even hundreds of variations until they are mastered.”

Moshe Feldenkrais on Awareness Through Movement

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