Cliff Smyth | Easy Hands and Arms

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Easy Hands and Arms

by Cliff Smyth

Improve the use of your hands and arms. Help prevent oveuse injuries. Comprehensive 12 lesson/6 CD Feldenkrais Method program for people at risk of overuse injuries – musicians, computer users and all who use their hands for their work and/or passion.
Genre: Spoken Word: Instructional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Turning & Twisting
44:52 album only
2. Your spine supports your arms
32:51 album only
3. Moving from shoulders & hips
38:24 album only
4. Reaching with a soft hand
39:31 album only
5. Eyes & Hands
39:18 album only
6. Lightly lifting the arms
38:35 album only
7. Shoulder & hip circles
41:10 album only
8. Easy opening and closing
28:56 album only
9. Turning the arms together & opposite
38:39 album only
10. Softening the wrists
37:12 album only
11. Reaching & rolling
37:19 album only
12. Circles with elbows & shoulders
39:59 album only


Album Notes
Cliff Smyth combines this experience of having recovered from a repetitive strain injury (RSI) with the help of the Feldenkrais Method, with his 15 years of experience of working with individual clients and teaching classes for people dealing with these issues. The Feldenkrais Method offers a gentle, mindful approach to developing more sensitivity to ourselves and how we can use ourselves with comfort and ease and has helped millions of people world wide to recover from injury and live life more fully.

Cliff drew on years of reading and reflection on of the causes of hand and arm injuries, with his clinical experience helping computer users, musicians, workers and professionals of all kinds to create this unique program. The 12 lessons in this series provide a complete program to prevent these injuries – guiding you though a series of lessons that free up the pelvis, ribs and shoulders to support your hands and arms – and that help you become aware of and eliminate unnecessary effort that contribute to strain and pain. (These lessons are also suitable for those recovering from hand and arm injuries – provided that you proceed comfortably and slowly, spending the time to minimise the effort and increase your sensitivity. If you have any questions please contact Cliff through the website.)

Cliff is passionate about helping people with preventing and recovering from hand and arm injuries. As a poet he is interested in the relationships between language, embodied experience and society. He also trains Feldenkrais practitioners in working with hand and arm injuries in the USA, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

These lessons are effective, and taught in his accessible, clear and calm teaching style. These Awareness Through Movement lessons have helped many people in his public classes at the Feldenkrais Center for Movement Education in San Francisco – and they can help you too.



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Eileen Ecklund

The best investment you can make for your body
I spend many long hours at the computer and have struggled for years with pain and tension in my back, shoulders, and arms. I've tried a lot of different therapies, but Feldenkrais--especially under the tutelage of Cliff Smyth--has been by far the most helpful. This great CD series makes it possible for you to do the simple but amazingly effective Feldenkrais movement exercises in your own home, on your own schedule. It's the best investment you can make for your health and comfort.

Maureen Mason

These Feldenkrais lessons are gentle, engaging and effective
I'm a lawyer and writer who uses the computer a lot and my career nearly came to a halt because of serious, persistent tendinitis. The most successful therapy I received was from Feldenkrais practitioners like Cliff, and I've stayed healthy by attending classes and listening to these CDs. Feldenkrais is a whole-body approach that is extremely effective and works especially well for me because it's gentle, intellectually engaging and something I can do on my own time.