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Awareness Through Movement: Praying Hands

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Many prayers involve actions such as standing and sitting or bowing and bending. Awareness Through Movement lessons are a way to explore these movements to find improved comfort and ease in doing them and also to find new and deeper meaning. This experiential talk is an opportunity to learn more about how the Feldenkrais Method and Judaism connect to promote well being.

This lesson was one of the last Moshe Feldenkrais taught, and although it is a seemingly simple act to place palms together in front of oneself, you’ll find that powerful change occurs when it is done with your whole self. Physically you may experience easier movement in your arms, shoulders, back and neck, or a sense of lightness, being grounded, or relaxation.

Find your true weakness and surrender to it. Therein lies the path to genius. Most people spend their lives using their strengths to overcome or cover up their weaknesses. Those few who use their strengths to incorporate their weaknesses, who don’t divide themselves, those people are very rare. In any generation there are a few and they lead their generation. – Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.

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