Improving Together: Using Lesson Notes & Comments
The Feldenkrais Project is a living, growing collection of lessons and study tools. We want you to get the most from your time studying Feldenkrais, and as you learn we'd love it if you help us improve this resource, too!
Lesson notes and listener comments serve you and the Project. Both are explained below.
About Lesson Notes
The blue tabs on every lesson page are designed to organize study information. Click around this example to learn how they're used as study tools.
To join the discussion, please leave public comments on the lesson and collection pages to share your experience and ask questions. Nick and other listeners can read and respond, and you can opt-in to be notified by email if they do. When ideas coalesce we turn them into improvements for lesson notes and future content.
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Hi there. I am absolutely loving your lessons and look forward to them every day. I’m a runner and was wondering if you have any lessons that are specific to lengthening and loosening the hamstrings. I don’t see anything with the search option and thought I would ask.
Thanks so much!
Thanks for your question, and for your support! I appreciate that you didn’t say “stretching” the hamstrings, but instead “lengthening and loosening.” I’m a runner too. What we’re looking to learn is more slack when they’re not engaged, more clarity and power when they are. This means more control, differentiation, agility, and total variability in the muscle tonus. We go about this in what may seem like non-traditional ways. These lessons should help develop awareness and control:
Among our free lessons, of course work through our Lessons for Standing, Walking, and Running. Particularly useful may be Folding, Foundation, and Feet, and The Buttocks. From Learning the Limbs, try Connecting the Shoulders and Hips (end of Part 1 and into Part 2 is most direct gait work), and More Precise Hips and Spine.
But the most applicable lessons may be among our Patrons-only collection: Moving Your Head and Legs Backward, Buttocks Organizing the Spine, Advanced Folding, Nodding into Lengthening the Heels, and maybe Dynamic Diagonal Lengthening.
Let me know how it goes!
I can’t remember if I replied to say thanks. If not, thanks! I’m working through your suggestions and will let you know how it goes.
Soy maestra y quiero dar clases de español. Cómo puedo integrarme al programa?
¿Estás solicitando lecciones de Feldenkrais en español? ¿O está preguntando acerca de unirse al Proyecto Feldenkrais? ¿O cómo convertirse en un practicante profesional de Feldenkrais? Perdón por mi uso del Traductor de Google.