Most of us have strived to unlock the mystery of our shoulders or our hips, perhaps struggled to untie their knots and regain their fluidity, freedom and ease we enjoyed in our youth. But far too many of us see this disappear into restricted joints, frozen muscles, and chronic pain as our desk-bound, stress-filed lives create dysfunctional movement patterns and unnecessary aging.
The title of this Somatics learning series is in homage to an early metaphor for Tai Chi - “Swimming in the Air.” Constrained movement of the shoulders is widespread in today’s world, and a source of genuine concern not only for Tai Chi enthusiasts, but for dancers, yogis, and athletes and fitness buffs of all persuasions. In my dual roles as long time Tai Chi teacher and Hanna Somatic Educator, I see tight shoulders almost invariably amongst students attempting to master the ancient discipline of Tai Chi, as well as in the great majority of clients who find their way to my clinic.
This is the latest in a series of guided lesson CDs designed by John Loupos C.S.E., M.S. to help you assume a proper stewardship of your own body.
Ideal for Tai Chi'ers, Yoga enthusiasts, and anyone involved in a sport or fitness discipline that calls for unerring balance and agility, as well as for persons whose natural sense of balance and proprioception has been compromised due to age or injury... this learning series will help you to stand straighter and to organize and move your body with more surety and certitude.
Do you remember when you were a kid, and looking back to the rear over your shoulder while backing up your car made for such a casual gesture that you'd toss your head around without a second thought? For most folks over the age of 40 or 50 those days are long gone. If twisting to look behind now entails a more concerted effort... if turning your head to either direction has devolved from a near automatic motion into one necessarily slower and more thought-out, perhaps even a whole body affair, than this CD series is for you.
This unique approach to conscious and conscientious breathing and somatic organization makes for an invaluable practice adjunct for anyone involved in mindful disciplines, whether it be yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation, or just livin in your body in the best way you can. The lessons in this learning series offer a truly unique blending of some of the best and most healthful methods drawn from the traditions of East and West.
Use of The Drum can dramatically increase alertness, reading speed, physical reaction time and the ability to concentrate and study. It can be equally employed as an aid to meditation or to athletic prowess. The Drum is a crafted, clear plastic cylinder with a hole in the center of the bottom disc that fits over the spindle of a record turntable. It comes with three design bands. The Drum, invented by Dr. Eleanor Criswell Hanna, is designed to trigger neurophysiological responses that heighten awareness and perception and also speed the learning process.
This is the first program for using Hanna Somatic Education to help with pregnancy.
Created by a world-renowned team of experts in the fields of psychology, stress management and accelerated learning techniques, this video provides a powerful experience that leaves one feeling refreshed
Thomas Hanna's daily movement routine.***Currently out of stock! Will be back in stock shortly.***
Created by Thomas Hanna and narrated by Eleanor Criswell-Hanna, this concise program (offering 10- and 20-minute versions) is suitable for daily use as a regular somatic maintenance program (as described in the book Somatics: Reawakening the Mind s Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health), and as a regular warm up and cool down routine before and after exercise.