Lesson 5 Relaxing Your Jaw and Face

Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Feldenkrais Method® Guide’s newsletter and your Fifth Feldenkrais lesson on relaxing your jaw and face.

From years of working with people using the Feldenkrais Method, I have found that tensions in the jaw and face often become unconsciously connected to other body parts, adding unnecessary tension.

This lesson will help you to release tension in your jaw and face which will most likely add to your comfort when sitting (or in other positions). You can do this lesson when sitting or lying down.

As you have done with other lessons, notice how shifting the organization of your jaw affects other parts of yourself. Notice where else in your body you feel improvement at the end of this subtle yet powerful lesson. Your awareness of improvements will continue to build the benefits of the lessons.

This is the last free lesson in this series. I will post additional free lessons on my site, in part based on your requests. These lessons can be repeated many times (in part or entirely). It is not usual for each repetition to stimulate new learning, greater ease and well-being.

As with all Feldenkrais lessons, here are a few guidelines to follow before doing the lesson.

  • Move slowly and mindfully so that you can feel each aspect of how you move.
  • Don’t stretch, strain or try to break through your limits. Use less effort than you need as you move. You’ll actually improve more quickly as you reduce your effort. “Less is more” in this approach.
  • Breathe as you move. Breathing naturally enhances your relaxation.
  • Rest whenever you wish, even during directions. Rest helps you integrate improvements.
  • Pay careful attention to your comfort.. Never do anything that’s painful. If you do experience any pain, decrease the size and range of movement until the pain disappears. If you can’t eliminate pain, just imagine doing the movement. Experience has shown that you will still receive benefits when using your imagination.
  • Each time you repeat a lesson you can learn something new and gain additional improvements. Feel free to repeat any part of the lesson and experiment with the movements throughout your day.
  • Don’t do these lessons while driving your car or doing anything else that requires your full attention. Only focus on the lesson at the time you do it.

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Thanks for your interest in my Feldenkrais lessons..

Wishing you health and peace,
Dan

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The information contained in www.FeldenkraisMethodGuide.com and the Feldenkrais audio lessons is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. You should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. As with any exercise or health-related program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before participating in any movement lessons.

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