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“Movement is life, life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

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Individual Mindful Movement work

The majority of my one-on-one clients come to see me through word of mouth. Someone tells them something along the lines of "What Iryna does is a kind of magic. You lie on a table, and she gently moves different parts of your body around for an hour, then you stand up and you feel so much better! I can't explain what it is, but it feels so good! Just go and try it yourself." 


And so, I receive a nervous call or an email like "A friend of mine told me to see you. I don't really know what is it that you do, but here's what my issue is. They said you could help... can you?"

Along with a discussion of the issue at hand, the simplest way to demystify the "magic something" part of my work would be the following:

  • all of us develop through life our own specific ways of moving, and very often we get stuck in those ways. In the Mindful Movement practice, we discover and rediscover different ways of movement that are not just possible for your body starting right where you are, but also easier, more efficient and do not hurt.

  • we use a very gentle touch and small movements to relieve muscle tension and teach the brain and body that the system doesn't need to hold all that tension to function. 

  • we work with movement patterns and underlying habits that contribute to the symptoms of discomfort you experience on a daily basis. By slowly becoming aware of what no longer serves us, we can unweave them and add better alternatives. This allows you to, slowly but steadily, improve your organisation for a long-term effect.

  • where physical therapy focuses on treating muscles and gaining muscle strength for improvement, we work with re-establishing skeletal support. We focus on providing support to an injury or weak place by clarifying connections between different parts of the skeleton and letting bones stack themselves in a natural position. This automatically reduces unnecessary muscular work and engages appropriate supportive muscles for a lighter and more effortless movement.

The individual work IS for you if you:

  • suffer from chronic pain, balance issues, or other stress-, injury- or neurology-related movement limitations that decrease your quality of life and you would like to change it

  • want to learn to use yourself in a more efficient, easier and pain-free way, and rebuild your confidence in your body

  • are past the illusion of a "quick fix" and understand that it takes time to make a sustainable long-term change and that your involvement in the process is the key

  • are open to improving your ability to sense yourself and discover alternatives to your habitual patterns of organisation and self-use in movement

 

The individual work is NOT for you if you are:

  • searching for a quick-fix

  • not ready to actively participate in the process

  • not interested in learning more about yourself and your possibilities for improvement

 

If you want to know more about this kind of work or book a session,  please send me a message at  iryna@mindfulbody.lu and I will get back to you.

 

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