Self-Care through Mindful Movement Led by Cindy Popp-Hager and Tammy McEvoy, 7-8:30 p.m.
MENTASTICS (mental gymnastics): Standing exercises that involve weight-shifting, swinging, and letting go establish a sense of delight and awareness of one's moving self.
"It's not that I am done with it," says Harari, who did the Mentastics homework in between weekly rehab sessions.
The sense of fluidity, softness and aliveness experienced in Mentastics
can be applied to everyday movements: as you reach for a glass, open a door, sit or rise, be aware, and ask How can this be easier, softer, freer?
Other methods include The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Trager "Mentastics" and Eutony, each with its own principles and distinct differences.
According to Ormyron, who is also an accredited practitioner of the Trager approach called Mentastics, developed by Milton Trager (1908-1997), its major difference from the Feldenkrais method is that the sensory input is massive, yet it doesn't diminish the pleasure of the experience.
Hence the term "Mentastics," a coined expression meaning "mental gymnastics" that describes very gentle mentally directed gymnastics that can free the body of tensions.