Little Dips

Six Lessons for Anxiety

July 15, 2024

In this “little dip” you’ll learn why Feldenkrais lessons have a profound calming effect on an anxious mind, and experience this phenomenon for yourself. The Feldenkrais learning process typically reduces anxiety and calms the mental landscape faster and more reliably than “working on” our thoughts and feelings directly.

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What Action Is Good? Feldenkrais’s Answer

May 7, 2024

This “little dip” includes a talk and lessons. We explore Moshe Feldenkrais’s answer to his titular question for lesson #2 in his book Awareness Through Movement. His answer is multi-faceted, fascinating, and worth studying intellectually and experientially.

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“Use your glutes!” they say. But how?

May 5, 2024

In this “little dip” of discussion and lessons we get to know the buttocks. Simply flexing them more vigorously doesn’t always help the movement and postural problems experts say it should. Between the size and power of the buttocks, and our cultural-social-sexual issues around them, it’s almost like we stereotype them as big dumb engines for the body…at best. At worst we actively ignore them, or even feel ashamed of them.

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Reflection and Lessons: We Evolved for Easy Walking

May 5, 2024

In this “little dip” of discussion and lessons we explore how we evolved to move our whole self harmoniously, using the suppleness of our chest and torsos, integrated with our legs, to carry us around for miles a day with grace and ease. Our cultural environment makes it hard to claim this birthright.

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What Is Good Posture? Feldenkrais’s Answer

May 5, 2024

In this “little dip” of discussion and lessons we explore Moshe Feldenkrais’s answer to his titular question for lesson #2 in his book Awareness Through Movement. His answer is simple, precise, and probably not what you’d guess.

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On Freedom…and Aging

May 5, 2024

A “little dip” of discussion and lessons. In Feldenkrais study we discover that we can question our experience, and liberate ourselves from our own compulsive behaviors. Through self-education we learn how to escape habits that cause suffering in us, and in those around us. And we learn to adapt in a healthy, graceful way to what aging is doing to us.

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Dynamic Sitting and Driving: Featured Lessons and Article

May 5, 2024

In this “little dip” of discussion and lessons you’ll learn about sitting with more skill, vitality, and ease through Feldenkrais study and Nick’s article called Building Better Sitting Habits, Even in Your Car.

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On Balance, “Losing” It, and Recovering

May 5, 2024

A “little dip” of discussion, linked to our popular “Better Balance” Deep Dive. Balancing – or relating skillfully to gravity – is the primary task the human brain evolved for. Take this in for a moment: almost nothing else is possible without first knowing which way is up, then using the support surface to become upright, and finally staying there reliably while we move and act in the world.

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Spinal Support

May 5, 2024

A this “little dip” of discussion and lessons. Whichever you choose among these three very different lessons free lessons, you’re likely to enjoy easier uprightness, more effective action, improved comfort, and a clearer mind after you study.

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Featured Listener: A young musician finds “a powerful sense of dignity” in our lessons

May 5, 2024

This “little dip” of discussion and a lesson includes a note from a cellist who’s enjoying “calm, freedom, and progress” through his Feldenkrais studies.

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