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Feldenkrais Archives

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons recorded over the last ten years. Movement is the grease that makes you live more fully in your body; awareness is the key to learning from it...Awareness Through Movement lessons are affectionately known as "ATM". The following is just a small example of many older recordings in the archives recorded over the years since 2004.

Introduction to Better Balance

Ageing does not have to be a wild ride into the unknown without any sense of comfort or safety. Learn simple movement sequences you can do to remain simultaneously more flexible and stable than others younger than you are. Listen to this short discussion of how it works by clicking on the arrow below...

 


Better Balance ATM 101

This Awareness Through Movement lesson is a Feldenrkais Movement Lesson for Better Balance

Increase your sensitivity. As we age, we grown numb, loosing proprioceptive faculties, but this can be alleviated by practicing Awareness Through Movement, which reawakens ability previously taken for granted. Living with better balance is not just safer, it's more rewarding...Listen online by clicking on the arrow below...

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Core Breath I

This ATM is a breathing lesson that will open your ribs, your lungs, your spine and oxygenate your system for life!

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HOW WE THINK ABOUT LEARNING NEEDS TO SHIFT - Youtube video by Edurado Briceño

 Eduardo Briceño reveals how successful learners think about learning, framing it in a way congruent with the thinking of Moshe Feldenkrais over fifty years ago, albeit a theory of learning that was not widely known. The most effective people and teams in any domain do something we can all emulate. They go through life deliberately alternating between two zones: the learning zone and the performance zone. The learning zone is when our goal is to improve. Then we do activities designed for improvement, concentrating on what we haven't mastered yet, which means we have to expect to make mistakes, knowing that we will learn from them. That is very different from what we do when we're in our performance zone, which is when our goal is to do something as best as we can, to execute. This talk was presented at TEDxManhattanBeach.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT AS IT APPLIES TO ADULT LEARNING

In the following series, a number of ATMs are offered that are live recordings from the weekly ATM class at the Feldenkrais Studio in Jacksonville. The theme of the series is "Towards a Self Image of Possibility.” The series is on-going until the end of Spring 2019 and is an excellent place to begin with the Feldenkrais Method. Each ATM is related in some way to the preliminary moves a baby makes when embarking on the long journey from being unable to move off its own back, to rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing and, eventually, walking. When people miss part of this natural learning process due to being rushed by overly eager parents or from living in an early environment of trauma or chaos, the holes in learning interfere with the whole integration of their efficacy. This can negatively impact movement, yes, but it can also impact self image, learning and efficacy in other areas of life.


Baby Rolls ATM#101 Rolling With a Twist

In this lesson, you will find a soft introduction to the principles of the Feldenkrais Method. The lesson itself is about rolling and is appropriate for anyone regardless of ability. Just remember, as with all lessons, to take it easy and to rest at any time, in addition to the rests offered, because learning is often accomplished in the periods of downtime, not in the moments of striving. All striving, in fact, is counter to your intentions when doing ATM lessons. Just follow the verbal instructions in an attitude of willing exploration to have the greatest access to effortless self renewal. (Note: half the lesson was recorded live, and the second half was lost. Thus, the second half was recorded in the studio. Remember, it's fine to do just part of a lesson. You integrate much of it afterwards when you are NOT paying attention!)