Happy New Year Students:
I believe we create our present and future realities through our thoughts & imagination. Gratefully the Feldenkrais Method® teaches us how to do this through thinking, sensing, feeling, & moving.
Every cell in your body responds to your self talk and to what you are capable of imagining. When imagining a future situation, your brain will become focused on doing all that it takes to get you to that situation, whether it is positive or negative. That is why it is important to think about what you want to happen in your life and not about what you are afraid of happening.
Every day choices can help you to start changing your thinking to one that will create more intelligence and vibrant health. The following questions are for you to ponder upon to help you make your choices with thought and awareness behind them. Learning to think in a new way can be developed throughout your day with each decision you make.
This can be the beginning of more intelligence; peace of mind; vibrant health; and a future that you want for yourself! Choosing an intelligent path starts with a right thought that can lead to a positive action.
What way of thinking will make your movement or exercise experience more beneficial to your overall health? I exercise because I: a) am afraid of getting old; b) feel good when I do it; c) want to be thin; d) am compulsively in a habit e) want to reach a higher level of consciousness; f) want to become healthy
Choose the surface that requires the ankles, knees & hips to move with more intelligence: a) concrete; b) treadmill; c) dirt path; d) mountainous terrain
Which activity will allow your arms to become more intelligent:
a) computer typing; b) braiding hair; c) crawling; d) drawing; e) climbing a tree
What kind of environment helps your lungs to function at a higher level: a) running at a fitness center; b) running in a city; c) running in a suburb development; d) running in a forest
Which way of eating will give my body more nutritional value? Eating: a) at a restaurant; b) a home cooked meal from my home grown garden; c) a home cooked organic meal; d) a frozen dinner
What activity will provide health to your ears and nervous system: a) attending a heavy metal concert; b) sitting by a brook; c) listening to classical music at home; d) watching television while working on the computer
Choose the activity that will help your vision improve: a) watching the sun set; b) watching television; c) text messaging; d) using WiFi; e) gazing into the distance
What kind of self talk will allow you to accomplish your goals easier: a) I was never as smart as others; b) I am intelligent; c) I am hopeless; d) I have everything I need to figure this out; e) I will learn from my mistakes
Is __________ beneficial to my well being if I don’t have the right thinking behind it? a) yes; b) no; c) it depends upon the situation
“No matter how closely we look, it is difficult to find a mental act that can take place without the support of some physical function.”
I have found throughout the years of exploring the Feldenkrais Method® that my body is an expression of my thoughts. As I become aware of my thoughts I can then choose to change them to ones I like.
I hope these questions are the beginning of a wonderful imagined future for you & your loved ones!