Have you Heard of the Franklin Method?
Join Us in Seattle May 11th & 12th for Franklin Method Workshops
with THE Eric Franklin!
Allow me to introduce this brilliant step in the direction of mindfulness and movement that is proven to enhance the efficacy of fitness regimens everywhere. The Franklin Method, which has been utilized in elite institutions, such as the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, works to improve the body’s senses, helping it recognize internal and external stimuli in order to respond in the most efficient way. In the words of Eric N. Franklin himself, “Better information improves your navigation,” and his approach to movement helps us to receive and process information from our environment and within ourselves so we can holistically navigate our way through full participation in our life experiences.
According to franklinmethod.com, “The Franklin Method® uses Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery™, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in the body and mind. The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York.”
Franklin believes, “The body reflects thinking patterns,” and, “Tight thoughts produce tight muscles,” revealing that mindfulness is at the core of his teachings on the interconnectivity of the body. It seems the realm of physiology experts has grasped the fact that health starts in the mind, and when correctly engaged, our bodies will follow and manifest the balance within. Essentially, the Franklin Method teaches us to mentally observe every move the body is making and respond accordingly.
This technique empowers our thought lives and reminds us of our capacity to change. We don’t have to do anything the way we’ve always done it simply because it’s the way we’ve always done it, from staying bound to deeply held perceptions of health to relenting to unhealthy habits in our gait and posture. We can maximize each movement of our bodies once we learn how the parts come together to best serve the whole. By doing so, we increase the awareness of our movements in any space, enabling ourselves to notice and navigate the details of each kinesthetic experience. Participating in movement, rather than letting things go on as usual, gives our bodies and minds more energy instead of depleting our energy stores the way drudging through life does. The Franklin Method is a natural companion to any philosophy that perceives the body and mind as one and a supplement to all sensible and progressive health and fitness ideologies.
Interested in coming to a live workshop taught by Eric Franklin?