You have the power to change. Every thought has a biochemical reaction in your body. Can you imagine? With Franklin Method® that is exactly what you do - use your mind to create change in your body. The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to stay youthful and energized for a lifetime. Understand your design and you will move better and feel better.
I first became curious about Franklin Method® as a yoga teacher who wanted to know more about the pelvis. I had heard so many cues in yoga that in some way demanded attention of the pelvis, yet nothing ever made sense. Why? Because I simply couldn’t picture my pelvis clearly and what the teacher's instruction meant when I was in a pose. Now I see, despite the "wise sounding" cues from other teachers, that they might not have been so clear either! Could that be why so many yoga teachers have low back, S.I. and other pelvic issues?
I remember attending my first live Franklin Method workshop in New York and Eric Franklin encouraging some student or other in the room to bend their legs in order to properly flex their spine. I confess, I wasn't too clear about what he meant. When I watch the video of that workshop I realize that it was ME that was being addressed! You see, yoga had encouraged moving with a 'flat back' and 'swan diving' and straight legs and all kinds of cues that skipped over how our spine and pelvis actually play together. I also learned how my teacher was able to compassionately point this out without overtly singling me out.
Being able to see my body more clearly – bones, ligaments, muscles, fascia, organs (and the rest of the magnificent systems!) and how they are shape shifted by breathing and in movement is a gift of life, for life. Physically, mentally, spiritually.
Franklin Method® is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York. It has been used by Olympic athletes, dance performers and compliments the world of Pilates, Yoga, dance but can be learned by ANYONE to improve their quality of movement.