October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 22, 2020
The Better Balance series will help you learn to:
1)increase your body awareness in movement
2)increase your ability to find support in every movement
3)improve your balance
4)reduce the risk of falling through better balance
When we move, we shift in and out of balance. Through gentle, careful movement study, we can learn to use our natural support system – our skeleton, to improve our physical and emotional sense of balance. You will come to know the place within you that knows how to balance.
You will get:
1)Awareness of habits that can lead to injury when you fall.
2)Ways to improve your posture and movement.
3)Increased ability to listen to your body – know when your balance is off.
4)Ways to use your body to fall well and recover safely.
Online participation option available. Contact Cheryl@kindpower.ca or 780.903.5519
What Dawn, a participant in Better Balance says:
I fell a few times catastrophically after having chemo. Working on my journey to regain the muscle mass and a lot of strength I lost at that time. I had been inches away from disasters a couple of times now. And I take people with me which is worse.
What I was surprised with – the outcome was different than the goal. My goal was to be better balanced. I met my goal – but that became almost secondary. I needed to be more aware of how I was moving. I became more aware of the fact that I need to become more aware. As we age and have co-morbidities and run into trouble, joint pain, medications – it becomes even more important. This has become for me, some me-time, an hour just to focus on learning to slow down and move properly. I didn’t realize how important the me-time was until I started investing in myself. If you’re going to fall, fall well.
Legend of Activity Locations: (DT) Downtown | (C) Central | (W) West Edmonton | (SW) Southwest Edmonton | (SE) Southeast Edmonton | (S) South Edmonton | (N) North Edmonton | (NW) Northwest Edmonton | (NE) Northeast Edmonton | (E) East Edmonton | (Sh.Pk) Sherwood Park | (Ft.Sk) Fort Saskatchewan | (St.Pl) Stony Plain | (Sp.Gr) Spruce Grove