Through the themes:
• shoulders free from tension
• the aligned body
• breathing deeply
• strength comes from the pelvis
• Re-educating the eyes
Improving posture in the adolescent
The skeletal organization of a teenager with scoliosis improves by making him become aware of his body through the feeling of his/her body, revitalizing its parts and organizing them into new functional models. Thanks to the Feldenkrais Method the student learns to distribute the weight on the ischium and feels that the force comes from the pelvis, awakens the abdominal breathing almost always blocked, learns to make the spine sinuous by unblocking the floating ribs, the sternum and the collarbones.
When he learns to make the most of himself and makes the most of his intellectual potential, he eliminates his/her anxious states by becoming more dynamic and vital.
Eventually he/she will feel more in harmony with him/herself, because the movements, which were previously difficult, mechanical and unconscious, will become easy involving his/her entire body.
- Making the spine flexible
- Learning to tilt the spine
- Feeling that the force comes from the pelvi
- pelvic movement
- pelvic clock
- Coordinating the flexor-extensor muscles (taught in the Center)
- Retracing the evolutionary stages (taught in the Center)
- Walking (taught in the Center)
With the awareness through movements lessons (ATM) and with functional integration lessons, the teenager will feel his entire body, he will become more vibrant, responsive, agile and will feel more confident because the whole body will be revitalized.
Through the awareness movements, the student will explore his breathing, he will feel its degree of freedom and how a voluntary movements can affect it. He will feel the involvement of the sternum, the ribs, the belly (distension), the expansion and compression (narrowing) of the rib cage during the inspiration-expiration process, learning the concept of volume and time.
If the student pay attention to his type of reading he will be able to perceive that Inspire is the punctuation that you breathe out while reading the sentence. In this way, understand that "you can breathe between the commas."
In retracing the evolutionary stages, the student will be able to feel the ability to reorganize his body in roder to to carry out new movements. He will creep the body dragged on the ground by the hands, he will learn to move like the earthworm, the dolphin, a lizard or a crocodile (amphibians, reptiles), he will crawl as the bear and the dog, recognizing that first identify an ipsilateral crawling while the second has a contralateral one. The student will feel then the difference between the two options reorganizing its brain structures: by getting a contralateral way of walking which did not develop previously.
Through the evolutionary stages the student will also strengthen the scientific knowledge on the transformation of the limbs during evolution, being able to feel that transversely limbs set typical of lizard and crocodile are used to support the body and for moving, to jump for the frogs, to walk on all fours limbs for mammals and on two limbs for humans. He will discover that upper limbs are prehensile while the lower ones are specialized in the way "bipedals" walk. In this way, he will be able to understand the difficult scientific concept of "evolution of species" because he lived it through his personal experience that has encouraged the contralateral path, allowing his step to become light and agile, making him feel happy. This is possible because the brain is plastic and malleable, able to reform its structures learning at any age and situation, but for it to reorganize itself the brain must be stimulated.
The teenager should try to assume the correct positions at school, at the table in front of the TV, computer. In the sitting position he should distribute the weight on the ischiae, so that the lumbar region does not assume the rounded shape and to keep his feet apart, placed comfortably, with heels located beneath the knees. In an ideal position the knees should form a 90 degree angle = angle.
He should often bring his attention to his belly to feel that the power comes from the pelvis and frequently pronounce "Ah! Ah! Ah!" in order to allow the stomach to come out, repeating it many times.
When you lift weights you should bend your knees, thinking about going back to the coccyx, in order to make it easy the bending of the back and pronounce "Oh! Oh! Isssaaa" as fishermen did to pull their nets. Have you ever wondered "why?".
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