Back Crawl: Part 3 of Feldenkrais Shoulder Series

In this final installment of the shoulder series based in the Feldenkrais Method® and Movement Intelligent, I want to teach you to crawl on your back and get a wonderful back massage. Using the floor as a feedback tool or even a change agent is something we do a lot of in the Feldenkrais Method. This is a handy process from Bones for Life® by Ruthy Alon that can be a valuable part of your daily movement practice.

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  1. Dear Cynthia

    You give a great gift. Thank you for all your videos,I like your approach.
    As an artist/ animator who peers at the screen, hours on end, I need all the help I can get for my shoulders and forward thrusting neck….

  2. I am so glad you are enjoying the videos. Staring at the screen and manipulating a pen on a tablet for hours on end is a challenge. I hope you are standing up ever 30 minutes and at least walking a few paces. Also swing your arms about. Start by turning from hips right and left and think that the arms start to fly because you are turning your body. Let your head and eyes go with the arms a few times. And then see if you can have the head and eyes go opposite the arms and shoulders.

    Since I did the videos you are enjoying, I started an on-line service. You might want to check it out.

    I am going to really beef up the beginning section. The first improvement should be within a month.

  3. Tbh Cynthia, I dont get up as much as I should. One gets so into the fine detail work you loose time, plus sometimes you dont want to break the flow.
    But yes I will become more aware.

    Funny you should mention the side to side arm swings, I got into them via QiGong, also front arm swings and via physio, leg swings. I stand on a block and swing one leg back and forward, the elevated position allows length, it really releases the psoas!

    I will definitely check that out, thanks again.

  4. Wow! Thank you for this! I realize my left Shoulder Blade doesn’t move DOWN much; and the one on my right doesn’t move UP much! I’m going to do this lesson many times!

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