Audio Movement Lesson: Comfortable Sitting
Many people have asked me to record some audio versions of the written movement lessons in my book: A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain.
The book includes about 25 written movement lessons that are based on the Feldenkrais Method. Each lesson describes a series of slow, gentle movements related to a particular function like reaching, breathing, sitting, etc. The goal is make those movements more comfortable, efficient and variable. For some people, the lessons will help reduce pain and stiffness. For others, they are an interesting way to develop a mindful awareness of how the body moves and where it holds excess tension.
Below is a 10 minute audio file with a lesson about arranging your posture in sitting.
The lesson focuses on moving between sitting in a slump and fully upright as a way to mobilize the spine into patterns of flexion and extension. It's a way to stay moving and comfortable while you're stuck in a chair.
Check it out and let me know what you think. Or pass it on to someone who could use it!