my pelvis?

by thankfeldenkrais

A man once came to see me for Feldenkrais lessons.
He had severe pain in his feet and shoulders and had been to countless specialists to no avail.
I asked him to walk across the room.
He walked like a stick figure, arms and legs stiffly jerking ahead, his torso, neck and head rigid.

I asked him to describe where he felt movement.
“My legs and arms of course” He replied.
“Walk again” I said.
As he walked I asked “What kind of movement do you feel in your pelvis?”

He stopped aghast “My pelvis? Why none!”
He stared at me in disbelief, as if I’d asked him to fly, then said
“Are you trying to say my pelvis is supposed to move?”

–  | Jan 15, 2014 | Body Language, The Creative Body


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