A Gift for you to explore.
In this lesson, you will explore the natural space deep inside your hip joints. This invites improved freedom and comfort for your hips, knees and ankles.
Disclaimer: This lesson is provided for educational purposes and not intended to be medical advice or treatment. Please consult your medical health professional before engaging in new activities. While doing lessons please remain within your comfort, and rest and pause frequently.
Changes in neural resting state activity in primary and higher-order motor areas induced by a short sensorimotor intervention based on the Feldenkrais method
[Using MRI to track changes in the brain while doing "Artificial Floor"]
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2015; 9: 232.
Julius Verrel, Eilat Almagor, Frank Schumann, Ulman Lindenberger, and Simone Kühn
We use functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate short-term neural effects of a brief sensorimotor intervention adapted from the Feldenkrais method, a movement-based learning method. Twenty-one participants (10 men, 19–30 years) took part in the study. Participants were in a supine position in the scanner with extended legs while an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner used a planar board to touch and apply minimal force to different parts of the sole and toes of their left foot under two experimental conditions. ... The results of this exploratory study show that a short, non-intrusive sensorimotor intervention can have short-term effects on spontaneous cortical activity in functionally related brain regions. Increased resting state activity in higher-order motor areas supports the hypothesis that the global intervention engages action-related neural processes.