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Body Wisdom: Movement for Life - the Franklin Method, Pilates and Somatics with Tom McCook

Join us in a free video series with just five minutes per for five days to refresh and reconnect with your body. Tom McCook will focus on a different area each day with simple and unique tools for waking up the body as the ultimate form of simple self care. By the end of the week, you will have a refreshing routine for improving your well being and quality of life. Movement is a form of nourishment, and these days, many of us are malnourished by a diet of too much sitting, not enough variety in our movements, and insufficient mind / body stimulation.

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Day 1: Happy Feet

Let's activate the amazing design of the foot by having a little better understanding of what's useful. The foot is a chameleon, both a mobile adaptor and a rigid lever changing in every step we take! Let's learn how to twist our foot to improve its function for better balance, movement and posture.

Learn the three key points on your foot

Explore how to expand your balance how you stand

Gain new awareness in standing and walking

Key Question / Takeaway

The foot has been left out until recently as a key sensing organ - until now!

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Day 2: Healthy Hips

Today the lesson is on the dynamic hip joints. It's the bridge between the upper and lower body and the primary joint for weight transfer from the upper body to the legs. By learning exactly where it is and how its design works using touch, attention, movement and imagery, we can quickly improve function and overall health and wellness. Understanding your design this way is the special sauce for lifelong wellness.

The hip joint is one of the primary joints for movement- learn how it moves

Learn how to feel where our hip join more intuitively

Explore the subtleties of movements of your legs and hips

Key Question / Takeaway

These hinge and squat movements are key if you have been sitting a long time.

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Day 3: Supple and Balanced Lower Back

Learn a quick, effective movement to release tension and balance the lower back. By using self-touch and a few targeted movements of the pelvis and lower spine, you'll be able to release tension and improve the front to back balance of the muscle in the pelvis/abdomen and lower back. This will be done standing and can be done anywhere. it's a game changing tool for your tool box.

Notice how release tension from the hips to our hands and out of our body

Learn how to curl and arch your abdomen to release the hips

Relaxing shoulders, neck, arms and ribcage opens up the entire back

Key Question / Takeaway

Becoming aware of where you are moving from is a key hack for lower back health.

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Day 4: Liberate the Shoulders and Neck

Day four we'll cover the design and movements of the shoulder girdle. When we combine how our body is designed with movement, attention and imagery we can create positive change in the moment. We'll practice a few effective fluid movements of the shoulder girdle to release tension, improve posture and even have a positive effect on our breathing.

Explore the shoulder girdle as the primary hinge for your arms and neck

Learn how to move your arms and upper body in new ways that reduce tensions

Improve efficiency in movements to help increase neck flexibility

Key Question / Takeaway

Freeing up your shoulders, neck and spine reduces tension in the entire nervous system.

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Day 5: Integration

Today's lesson is a combination movement that will have a positive effect on the hips, spine, shoulder and neck in one fluid flow. This sequence is a wonderful counter to the long and frequent sitting we can find ourselves doing in the modern world. Enjoy, move slowly and sensibly and thank you so much for joining!

Combine all your learnings into one combination

Explore a lunging position as a whole body integration

Notice your posture, breathing and alignment shifts and lengthens

Key Question / Takeaway

Noticing a dramatic difference after a simple sequence is motivating to keep it up!

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Take a Deeper Dive into Movement For Life with Tom!

Now that you have had a sample of Tom’s unique work, join us for a 4 session Virtual Workshop. Work with Tom directly to build practical tools to use your mind and body to relieve tension, improve posture, mobility, strength, balance and cultivate a centered presence. Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and enjoy a 20% discount while tickets last.

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