Peggy Protz returns to Learn True Health to talk more about the Feldenkrais method with Ashley James. Peggy describes a patient in her 50’s with a frozen shoulder, where her shoulder movements are difficult and painful. When doctors worked with her arm and shoulder, the pain was just too much.
Peggy worked with her back rather than her arm and in less than a year her arm became more integrated with her body and she had less pain and a better range of motion.
Peggy also treats clients with hip and knee replacements. There’s a lot that can be done to integrate the new joint into the body so that the other hip or knee doesn’t break down.
Peggy has always loved dancing and is creative with making movements. This enables her to design body meditation for individuals, making it easy for them to remember their routine, giving them the tools to solve the pain problem when it arises.
She describes her Feldenkrais classes and how they differ from her private sessions. Her advice to those with joint pain is to stay in the present moment rather than to think about the cause of their pain.
Finally, she wishes her clients would be interested in feeling free in their body, that they make life be more of a dance. Flexibility can make you flexible in life.
Here’s What You’ll Discover:
There’s a lot you can do to postpone a hip or knee replacement
A Feldenkrais class is quite different from a yoga or pilates class.
It’s important to stay in the present moment rather than to worry about how your pain developed.
Health AH-HA Moment:
It’s time to try meditation and experience inner peace.
Close your eyes and put your full attention on three whole breaths and the small states of quiet between each breath.
By Frank Wildman