Composing Experience

Perceiving and interacting with the world around you — a Feldenkrais perspective

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Entries Tagged as 'Choice'

Letting a Ball move you

March 12th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Action, Awareness, Choice, contains video, Perception, somatic organization

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Refocusing. Even apparently simple physical interactions depend on multiple cascading layers of perceptual/motor choice, producing broad patterns of activity involving the entire self. Most of these choices are driven by unconscious habits acquired over a lifetime of living in and interacting with the world around […]

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Introduction to Refocusing

March 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments · , Action, Awareness, Choice, contains video, Perception, Perceptual process, somatic organization

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Refocusing. Refocusing is a way of exploring the connections between perception and physical interaction, and the ways that we we unconsciously impose limitations on ourselves. Bob Nimensky, a friend with whom I practiced Aikido, and I developed this approach in the 1970s, as we attempted to understand […]

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More thoughts on Autonomy

June 8th, 2009 · 9 Comments · autonomy, Awareness, Choice, Feldenkrais

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Understanding Feldenkrais. My previous post on Empowering Autonomy has generated interesting and worthwhile comments, pointing out areas where my meaning and sometimes my thinking were less clear than they could have been, or where I could usefully expand on something. These comments seem to bear […]

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Awareness and Attention

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Awareness, Choice, Feldenkrais, Perception, Perceptual process

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Perception. The Perceptual Process model describes the information flows we use in the composing experience. I want to shift focus now to look at some of the ways we manage that information. Two major processes through which we do that are awareness and attention. As […]

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The Somatic Dimension

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Action, Choice, Effort, Feldenkrais, Perception, Perceptual process, somatic organization

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Perception. So far we’ve been looking primarily at the perception of information impinging on you from the outside world. But human experience involves more than that. You are a physical being, with a physical body that moves through space and interacts with the world around […]

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