all skill level with find this program innovative, fun, educational and effective
for improving their skill, recovering from injury or simply riding more comfortably.
"Riding with the Whole Self" uses specific Feldenkrais
lessons to address the unique needs of Equestrians. These audio lessons are
designed for both the advanced dressage rider as well as the casual backyard
enthusiast at all levels of fitness.
These lessons will help you develop the ability to self-regulate and adjust
your riding posture from moment to moment. Horses respond to the information
transmitted from your pelvis, feet, legs, back, arms, and hands. These signals
must be precise. But often riders unintentionally give mixed messages that confuse
the horse. With Riding with the Whole Self lessons, you will gain the tools
to recognize when and how this happens and how to be more focused and precise.
This precision will lead to less fatigue and more comfort for both you and your
- Balance - equalizing
the use of the two sides
- Strength and
power - discovering and properly utilizing the power center of the pelvis
- the use of discreet parts of the body with out the interference of others
The first 6 lessons
are to be done at home either lying or sitting on the floor or a chair. The
last two lessons are done mounted.