The Feldenkrais Method—Improving Your Riding from Home

Improve suppleness, posture, coordination, feel and longevity; find ease and possibly even pain relief.

“What is riding, if you are not truly connected to your own body and that of your horse.”—Live Bonnevie

Not initially invented for riding, but it may just be a perfect match for dressage riders:

The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle movement and directed attention to help people learn new and more effective ways of living the life they want. You can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.

89-year-old retired Dressage judge Jane Sheehan’s posture improved after a single 40-minute session.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.

You can experience the Feldenkrais Method in two ways, as group lessons (Awareness Through Movement®) or hands on.

Awareness Through [email protected] lessons are taught in a group setting (live or online) with students following the verbal instructions of the teacher.

To celebrate the new year, Dressage Today readers can enter to win one of five prizes – four winners will receive access to DTM’s Feldenkrais for Dressage Riders 14-Day Challenge! “UNLOCK YOUR HIP JOINTS AND SWING WITH YOUR BACK” and one Grand Prize Winner will receive access to 60-Days to a Better Dressage Seat! Click here to enter by March 14.

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