Hello !! Reminder Relief from Pain -- specifically Sciatic Pain You know -- the nagging pain in your lower back, maybe in one buttock, maybe down yo


Hello !!

Reminder Relief from Pain -- specifically Sciatic Pain

You know -- the nagging pain in your lower back, maybe in one buttock, maybe down your leg even. If you're bothered by sciatic pain, there's still space in a special four-session class with that focus. Sign up this week!
Sometimes we hurt too much to move. Maybe visualization can help. See the article below for a few ideas.

Visualizing Movement - A Shortcut to Learning


What brought me to the Feldenkrais Method® was being paralyzed. Due to Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 1986, I was bed- or wheelchair-bound for months. Determined to walk again, I would imagine walking in a familiar area. “Seeing” in my mind the path through the trees, “hearing” the leaves rustling underfoot, “feeling” the wind on my face kept me hopeful of actually walking in the future. I’m sure it also kept the brain connections, the motor memory, intact and helped me learn to move again.

“Movement is life,” said Moshe Feldenkrais.

Yet, at times, we refrain from actually moving in an Awareness Through Movement® class! Why?

This may be another instance in which Dr. Feldenkrais was ahead of his time. Many lessons incorporate imagination or visualization. Rather than actually lifting an arm or sliding a foot, the instruction is to imagine doing so. Often this mental exploration follows actually doing many movement variations on one side of the body. Paying attention to how we move and the parts of ourselves that are involved develops the movement image and, even if not consciously recalled, fills in the visualization on the other side. Such “thinking” activates the motor cortex.

Visualization changes how we move! See more

Moving Easier with Sciatica - Sept 19 - 28

NothingpermanentATM - Version 4
Learn and share self-help strategies to calm sciatic pain
Develop skeletal awareness to improve posture and movement
Increase comfort in every-day activities with specific movement practices

Mondays and Wednesdays Sept 19, 21, 26, and 28

11 am - 12 Noon Cost: $40

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis
Contact me to discuss whether this is the class for you. Other contact info below.

Registration Deadline: THURSDAY SEPT 15 please Click here

Future Topics - Mysterious Upper Back and Ribs


Stiffness and discomfort in the neck or low back often come from a rib case that isn't as free to move as it is designed. The structure and function of the ribs and upper back are often not understood. Come free your spine and torso for easier movement in all directions. Two locations. No Classes Nov 8 & 15.

Tuesdays Oct 25 - Dec 6 -- 10:30 - 11:30 am

Where: Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler Ave


Tuesdays Oct 25 - Dec 6 -- Noon - 1 pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis

Mindful Movement - Specific Class for Parkinson's

arm to ceiling 2

Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Fitness over Fifty, Corvallis

Oct 6, 20, and 27 (no class Oct 13)

Where: Fitness Over Fifty -- 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis
$30 for monthly series; Drop-in $12/class

A specialty class for People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers

Come and learn PWR!Moves -- Parkinson's Wellness Recovery exercise program that helps slow Parkinson's progression and makes daily activities easier and more enjoyable. Warm up with the music and moves from Dance For Parkinson's.

New students--first class session free! Read More

For More Information

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Contact me: margbartosek@gmail.com or 541-286-4678

or check out: My Website

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