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Interoception: Awkward Word for Important Phenomenon

2 seated women explore Awareness Through Movement.

Awareness Through Movement lesson.

One of you recently shared interesting research into what happens physically when we attend to ourselves during meditation and mindfulness practices such as Awareness Through Movement®.

Being able to attend to, and learn from, how we move and other physiological states has critical survival value. Scientists have labelled this interoception, “the process of receiving, accessing and appraising internal bodily signals.”

Particularly important: there’s a link between well being and interoception. When we attend to ourselves in the specific ways invited by practices like Feldenkrais®, there’s potential for improving physical and psychological health.

Find the complete article here on the Frontiers in Psychology website.

Sitting Pretty workshop at MoveStudio Feb. 2

Whether you have a yoga or meditation practice, or would just like more comfort in sitting, you’ll benefit from this workshop. When your pelvis moves naturally, movements of your upper and lower body coordinate to produce powerful, precise, graceful movements – and ease in moving or sitting.

Awareness Through Movement lesson®.

Awareness Through Movement lesson®.

Please be comfortable lying on your back, stomach or side, and floor sitting. Wear several layers of loose-fitting clothing.

Limit: 15.

Where: MoveStudio, 17062 Preston Rd., Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75248

When: Sat, Feb. 2, 2:30-4:30 pm

$35 in advance; $45 at the door if there’s room. Register on the MoveStudio website.