Walking naturally

More Australians are walking regularly for health and well-being.

Research shows that regular walking not only aids fitness and health but also enhances our thinking and creativity. To know more about the many benefits of walking, have a look at our reading list below.

Whether you walk to work, participate in a walking group or undertake more serious trekking and bushwalking activities, our Walking naturally workshop will help you to discover how to co-operate with your inherent physical design, avoid stress and injury and experience more ease and pleasure.

The two hour workshop will focus on the following:

  • The structure of the feet and their dynamic relationship with the ground.
  • Achieving flow through the correct employment of the leg joints: ankles, knees and hips.
  • Walking with the support of the back.
  • The constructive participation of the arms and hands.
  • The role of eyes and ears in lively walking.
  • The co-ordination of the whole self in the act of walking.

The ‘Keys to natural walking’ workshop will be an economic and enjoyable way to discover stress-free and pleasurable walking.

There will be time to experiment, share your observations and ask questions.

When:  Saturday, November 24, 2 – 4.30 pm.

Where: 7 Turns Dance Studio, 159a McCrae Street Bendigo 3550

Cost: $40

To find out more and/or book a place, you can call or email us:

alexandertechniquebendigo@gmail.com

Paul 0408 566 909

Jane 0423 693 69

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

 

Background reading:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/well/move/born-to-move.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

http://www.lifehack.org/431250/5-reasons-that-walking-is-the-best-meditation

http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/how-walking-fosters-creativity.html

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how-nature-changes-the-brain/?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/07/go-for-walk-discover-meaning-life

https://medium.com/message/a-need-to-walk-ba8c06927e88

https://theoutline.com/post/2116/walk-this-way-the-pleasure-and-pain-of-walking

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/walkable-cities-are-better-for-our-health-and-economy/article36384880/?service=amp