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Improving Together: Using Lesson Notes & Comments

The Feldenkrais Project is a living, growing collection of lessons and study tools. We’re trying make the world a better place and we’re here to help you. We’d like you to get the most benefit from your time studying Feldenkrais, and as you learn we’d love it if you help us improve this resource! 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.

This tab is always open when you load a lesson, since your comfort is essential to your success while learning. It’s the only tab we really want to make sure you see, so please take a moment before pressing play to read suggestions specific to this lesson.

We’ll also add details that may be useful to better understand the configurations (position or positions) you will be in while studying.

Here we address common misunderstandings or add further details to things mentioned in the lesson recording.

This tab is used to prompt and address curiosities about this lesson: often it’s got anatomy information, connections to movement and learning outside of Feldenkrais, elaborations on details mentioned in the recording, and sometimes additional variations that we didn’t have time for in class.

This tab will always show you what collection on our homepage the lesson is in. Sometimes we’ll share other useful study context such as another recommended way to approach or follow the lesson besides in the order it appears in its collection, and if it also appears in one of our miniseries.

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) can click a link to download the lesson’s MP3 in this tab. Or they can visit our download page to grab all the downloadable lessons.

This benefit is available for our 50+ free lessons, and it’s one of our ways to say “thank you” to the donors who support The Feldenkrais Project!

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) will find my comments about how I studied and developed this lesson, often including publicly available ATM lesson recordings from other practitioners, which can be purchased from them for further study.

Sometimes sources are more geared toward Feldenkrais Practitioners, like the Alexander Yanai or Esalen lessons.

Some of my lessons are homegrown. For them I write a note about my influences and thinking.

Access to this tab is one of our “thank you” benefits for the donors who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

For further study, logged in donors (Members and Patrons) will find cross-referenced titles and links to other Feldenkrais Project lessons which address themes from this lesson.

And while you’re logged in, the lesson search bars on our site will turn up these cross-references in all the Related Lessons tabs too, giving you a robust way to see which lessons are connected as you follow the learning you are most interested in.

Access to this tab and our advanced lesson search are “thank you” benefits for the donors who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

This tab appears on lessons where alternate teachings or edits are available in our Legacy and Alternate Lessons collection. Access to these lessons is one of our ways we say “thank you” to our Patrons!

Comfort & Configuration

This tab is always open when you load a lesson, since your comfort is essential to your success while learning. It’s the only tab we really want to make sure you see, so please take a moment before pressing play to read suggestions specific to this lesson.

We’ll also add details that may be useful to better understand the configurations (position or positions) you will be in while studying.

Clarifications

Here we address common misunderstandings or add further details to things mentioned in the lesson recording.

Curiosities

This tab is used to prompt and address curiosities about this lesson: often it’s got anatomy information, connections to movement and learning outside of Feldenkrais, elaborations on details mentioned in the recording, and sometimes additional variations that we didn’t have time for in class.

Context

This tab will always show you what collection on our homepage the lesson is in. Sometimes we’ll share other useful study context such as another recommended way to approach or follow the lesson besides in the order it appears in its collection, and if it also appears in one of our miniseries.

Download

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) can click a link to download the lesson’s MP3 in this tab. Or they can visit our download page to grab all the downloadable lessons.

This benefit is available for our 50+ free lessons, and it’s one of our ways to say “thank you” to the donors who support The Feldenkrais Project!

Source

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) will find my comments about how I studied and developed this lesson, often including publicly available ATM lesson recordings from other practitioners, which can be purchased from them for further study.

Sometimes sources are more geared toward Feldenkrais Practitioners, like the Alexander Yanai or Esalen lessons.

Some of my lessons are homegrown. For them I write a note about my influences and thinking.

Access to this tab is one of our “thank you” benefits for the donors who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

Related Lessons

For further study, logged in donors (Members and Patrons) will find cross-referenced titles and links to other Feldenkrais Project lessons which address themes from this lesson.

And while you’re logged in, the lesson search bars on our site will turn up these cross-references in all the Related Lessons tabs too, giving you a robust way to see which lessons are connected as you follow the learning you are most interested in.

Access to this tab and our advanced lesson search are “thank you” benefits for the donors who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

Alternate Version

This tab appears on lessons where alternate teachings or edits are available in our Legacy and Alternate Lessons collection. Access to these lessons is one of our ways we say “thank you” to our Patrons!

About Comments

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. As ideas coalesce we’ll turn them into improvements for lesson notes and future content (new lessons, and new recordings of lessons).

You can also leave comments with your own favorite sources or teachers for the lessons that you think other listeners should know about!

This way both listeners and this resource can continue to grow and improve as we learn together. You can also email Nick with feedback.

A note about comments and privacy:

  • When you leave a comment while not logged in we’ll ask for your email address. Don’t worry, it won’t be shared, published, or subscribed to any mailing list. It’s used to notify you if there’s a reply, or so Nick can reply personally. The name you enter can be as public or anonymous as you wish!
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6 Comments. Leave new

  • Nick Strauss-Klein
    Nick Strauss-Klein
    February 15, 2019 12:41 pm

    General questions about Notes and Comments? Leave a comment here to ask! If about a specific lesson, please navigate to that page and leave a comment there.

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    Karen Glennemeier
    November 12, 2020 11:01 am

    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!
    Karen Glennemeier

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      Nick Strauss-Klein
      November 12, 2020 11:25 am

      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!

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        Karen Glennemeier
        November 17, 2020 9:13 pm

        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.

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    Suyapa Sagastume
    November 15, 2020 1:01 pm

    Soy maestra y quiero dar clases de español. Cómo puedo integrarme al programa?

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      Nick Strauss-Klein
      December 13, 2020 12:33 pm

      ¿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.

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