UNLOCKING YOUR BODY - Regaining Youth through Somatic Awareness, Thomas Hanna, from "Thinking Allowed" with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove. A video presentation of Hanna's basic method for working with persons with stiffness and soreness in the middle of the body. Hanna explains the neurophysiological origins of chronic muscular tension, then demonstrates on a live model how to eradicate this problem. This tape is immensely valuable for anyone with chronic back pain, because it shows basic techniques that clients could learn in an actual session with Hanna. (90-min. color)
Size: 24"x 70" with zipper.
As the human body moves, muscles contract and relax, creating subtle changes in body contours and shifting patterns of light and shadow on the skin's surface. Visualizing exactly what happens beneath the skin to cause these changes on the surface is an essential skill for artists, physicians, physical therapists, and body builders — for anyone who needs to understand the body in motion. Why not paint a live model to look as though his skin had been stripped off and then photograph him in multiple poses? From that idea comes Visualizing Muscles, an innovative aid to drawing, sculpting, and learning surface anatomy. More than one hundred static and active poses are included in Visualizing Muscles. Paired photographs — one painted and labelled, one not — show how the simulated muscles produce the subtle lights and darks, hills and valleys, on the model's unpainted skin. Captions highlight the muscles called into play by a given pose.
A small classic that gives simple and clear instructions on how to gain greater awareness and control of the process of breathing. Immensely beneficial on two fronts: emotional and physiological. Carola Speads, who studied and taught for many years with the pioneering movement teacher Elsa Gindler, shows us how the quality of our breathing determines the quality of our lives. Her flexible program of gentle exercises maximizes the benefits of breathing for people of all ages.
Are you new to Somatics or have you taken classes with us before? If your answer is yes to either of those questions then this class is for you! We have designed this class with the student in mind. This drop-in class is good for beginning or advanced students.
This is a great way to:
take your practice deeper,
customize your routines,
learn new movements for different areas of the body that can be done sitting, standing, and on the floor
bring in your concerns and get individual attention and instruction.
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.
This handy Wooden Folding Stool features a comfortably padded seat on a sturdy hardwood frame. Seat size 13" square with a 3" retardant foam cushion. Available in a wide variety of colors and fabrics to match your table or any decor: black, navy, burgundy, purple, teal or cream. This 19" high compact stool allows you to get closer to your work, then folds easily into a neat package for storage or transportation with a soft leather handle.