Linda Natanagara’s Blog

Linda is endlessly fascinated with the Feldenkrais Method and loves sharing the process of discovery with her students.

A Solution to the Sitting Problem

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Linda Natanagara's Blog

I love this video, but feel that it’s a little short in progressive and useful solutions to our sitting problem. When we sit as much as we do, our brain begins to habituate to sitting. Meaning, once you get up and start moving, your brain “knows” your body as shortened and compressed. Many people have experienced that just making themselves sit straighter is actually difficult and unpleasant – creating stress in parts of the spine or shoulders and often making breathing even more...

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10/6 “Your Comfortable Neck” workshop

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Linda Natanagara's Blog

“Your Comfortable Neck” Sunday, October 6th, 3-5:30 pm. Kathryn Barnett School of Dance, 534 Rte 35 S (Union Square Mall across from Whole Foods) $60. To register, please contact Linda Natanagara or call 848.218.0233. You CAN be more comfortable – without working harder and struggling. Sometimes a different approach can open avenues for improvement that you did not know were available to you. Please join us for an afternoon workshop which will include discussion and...

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Rethinking your belly.

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in Linda Natanagara's Blog

First of all, wow. I wrote that last post during a particularly challenging week when several students had come to me relating their experiences with traditional medical advice. Please remember that movement is not lurking and dangerous. It is joyful and the means for participating in all the things you love. Please always reconsider opinions that limit you. I cannot say it enough, you can do much more than you think you can. Now onto the real reason I am writing this post . . Our abdominal musculature is...

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The best person to help you is . . .you.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 in Linda Natanagara's Blog

It is ok to question what a professional might tell you. I am going to get run out of town speaking like this. . . I will say it again and again; You were meant to move. You have many, many moving parts. It is my experience that students are often told to stop doing this or that – Don’t turn. Don’t rake. Don’t run. Of course, you should rest if you have a serious injury. But for chronic conditions, this thinking leads many people to use less of themselves. When ¬†you stop moving,...

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Thinking about moving.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 in Linda Natanagara's Blog

I think about how we move all the time . .. often at the expense of folding laundry or some other thing that needs doing. My experience as a Feldenkrais teacher has immersed me in the journey of paying attention, first to myself (our first order of learning in a Feldenkrais training) and now to my students. The positive effects of learning to attend to one’s own physical state – of breathing, of muscular effort (why use a lot, when a little is all you need?) – can be felt throughout your entire...

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