Websites and Resources for Feldenkrais Method
- Move, Sleep, Eat: Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner MaryBeth Smith offers “mindfulness-based practices for lasting lifestyle change” through best methods and support given with intelligence and wit.
- Feldenkrais-based lessons on softer foam rollers are not only unique but are also friendlier to fascia than hard rollers. These rollers are made to resist crushing and stay “in round” for a longer time.
- The Feldenkrais Guild of North America can help you discover more about the man and his method, read testimonials, review research, and find a practitioner and Awareness Through Movement classes.
- Pregnant Pauses: Long-time Feldenkrais practitioner Alan Questal had developed a series of Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically for pregnant women to “improve quality of life while adjusting to the changes occurring through each stage of your pregnancy.”
- Post-cancer-diagnosis ATM: Guild certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Alice Brydges has developed a series of Awareness Through Movement lessons for women “in their journey toward wholeness after the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer”.
Websites for Aging and Physical Activity/Exercise
- PowerMusic.com: Produces music for activities of all kinds mixed with even 32-count phrasing. Prices are reasonable and mp3 downloads are available for many selections.
- Dynabands: A set of Dynabands for strength training is easy to pack so you can continue to stay strong when you travel.
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): exercise guidelines and brochures and fact sheets on a wide variety of fitness-related topics
- Exercise Is Medicine: An initiative of ACSM, Exercise Is Medicine is reaching the public and interested professionals with a wealth of information.
- Human Kinetics Publishers: Dr. Wayne Westcott webinar presented by Human Kinetics Publishers, “Use It or Lose It: The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors”
- Strength Training Elderly Patients: Read about Dr. Westcott’s landmark nursing home study, “Strength Training Elderly Nursing Home Patients”, that he references in the webinar.
- Dr. Len Kravitz: Internationally recognized professor in the exercise science department at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Kravitz has written numerous articles on fitness. He has interpreted complex research to be lay reader friendly. He said, “Muscles don’t know age, they know use and disuse.”
- Starting Strength: Lecture by Dr. Jonathon Sullivan (approximately 1 hour) reviews recent research about strength training with barbells and its potential for improving wellness for older adults.
- Fitness Hoop Dance: This is not the hula hoop you remember from way back when! Hooping is an excellent way to oscillate your way to better balance and stamina. Kim has an excellent DVD to get you started, and her hand-wrapped, portable hoops are exquisite.