Moving from the Inside Out



Sports and Martial Arts

Julie Peck

Lesley McLennan

North Atlantic

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Trade paperback
208 pages
65 B&W photos

7 Principles for Ease and Mastery in Movement–A Feldenkrais Approach

More often than not, we move through life focused on results or where we’re going, rarely paying attention to how we move until we experience pain or need to learn a new skill or perform at an elite level. But movement isn’t just about getting things done or getting from here to there: at its essence, it’s an integration of thinking, sensing, and feeling with action such that to change one part changes the whole.

This book is written for those times when we don’t need quick fixes, bandaids, or shortcuts to solve an immediate problem, but can instead dedicate time and attention to explore, laying the foundation to become experts in our own body and movement patterns for long-lasting positive growth. Moving from the Inside Out shows us how to resolve complex movement issues, balance stability and instability, increase power and precision, and explore our own movement using innate learning strategies.

Written for practitioners, movement therapists, and somatic teachers and students, the curious athlete or casual learner will also find much to gain in learning the practical and accessible fundamentals of movement. Authors Lesley McLennan and Julie Peck introduce seven core principles that address:

The dynamic balance between instability and stability
How to move with ease and grace
The secrets of flexibility and support embedded in every musculo-skeletal system
How anxiety and curiosity shape our individual developmental sequence How qualities of movement are clues for your investigation
The special role of intra-abdominal pressure in our physical and emotional worlds
How moving and learning are entwined

EXPERT AUTHOR TEAM: Peck is the educational director of Feldenkrais professional training. She runs a busy private practice treating a range of clients from high-performance athletes to babies with neurological conditions and teaches and leads workshops internationally. McLennan is an active Feldenkrais practitioner. NICHE SUBJECT MATTER: The 7 organizing principles of movement laid out in Moving from the Inside Out will speak well to the audience of 10,000 Feldenkrais practitioners worldwide.

Julie Peck

JULIE PECK is an internationally respected educational director of Feldenkrais professional training programs (FPTPs). Her annual schedule has her crossing the world to teach, present workshops, and mentor, between weeks at home working in her practice. Her passion is creating learning environments through which students can discover their full potential.

Lesley McLennan

LESLEY MCLENNAN has had a diverse background through teaching, performance, arts administration, and philanthropy. The unifying themes of movement and accessibility have linked each stage in her professional career. McLennan initiated the webinars on Organising Principles that have been the foundation of this book.
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