Lying on the back and later on the front with the limbs in a large letter X shape, learning to lengthen and lift the limbs, organizing from the torso, discovering a pressing foundation, and inhibiting unnecessary shortening and tightening responses to anticipated difficulty.
These audio lessons are sourced directly from Moshe Feldenkrais’s classic 1972 book, Awareness Through Movement. For a variety of reasons some of these lessons are a bit more challenging than most others on my website.
This collection is recommended for more experienced Feldenkrais students, as well as Feldenkrais Practitioners and trainees.
Each lesson can be studied on its own, or you can work your way through all of them, perhaps in tandem with reading Moshe’s classic book (here it is on Amazon). I wrote a blog post years ago about studying this text, which you can read here. Many students find it very rich to have a text and my recorded teaching to study. I use the same steps, and Moshe’s own names for these lessons, but my teaching language is my own.
Over the years, the Feldenkrais Practitioner community has begun to teach many of these lessons in other ways, which perhaps adds something more to them. Still, I believe there’s great value in examining Moshe’s originals. While staying very close to the source material, I do sometimes add little steps to make them more accessible or to fill out students’ awareness further.
There’s no particular pedagogical order to this collection. Lessons can be chosen and repeated as you wish, so follow your curiosity! If a lesson isn’t comfortable initially, it’s fine to skip it and revisit it later.
Finally, this series is under construction. Hence the odd numbering below (I’m following Moshe’s numbering and order). As many of his 12 lessons are a bit difficult to teach and record live in public classes as I usually do, I’ll be experimenting with ways to record and present the rest of the lessons in the future. These lessons are not available for download.