Driving Tips: Shoulder Checking Made Easy

December 7, 2016


Do you have difficulty shoulder checking while driving?  

This month's video reveals why leaning back while driving restricts movement to look over your shoulder, and how one small change can make shoulder checking easier.  If you want  to practice to make turning even easier, this video provides you with a short movement lesson. This Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson helps you to shoulder check safely and with ease.
Sometimes we create habits we are completely unaware of. In my case, it had to do with shoulder checking in my vehicle. It was not a problem until about eight months ago when I realized I was straining my neck every time I shoulder checked. Being a Feldenkrais practitioner, I have the curiosity and the tools to figure out why I was having difficulties. When I stopped and examined what I was doing, I realized I was leaning against the seat when I turned. This restricted my shoulder and forced me to turn from the neck and try to take it farther than it was structurally able to move. Not a good thing, and over time the strain may have caused permanent neck problems. One simple change made all the difference. Watch the video to see what I did…

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The Feldenkrais Method® created by physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD., combines precisely structured movement sequences with the latest advances in brain research; it will help you recover from specific areas of injury such as the neck and shoulders or to improve fluidity and ease in sports, recreational activities or life. Join the ranks of such notables as actress Whoopi Goldberg, cellist YoYo Ma and the members of the Canadian Men’s Alpine Ski Team in experiencing the benefits of this method.

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