A five-minute talk. Nick introduces the workshop, and discusses how to stay comfortable in the lessons, and why we're often tempted to try harder than is useful for the learning and improvement process Feldenkrais harnesses. The sitbones are discussed. The workshop's handout graphics are in the Curiosities tab of the lesson notes below the audio player.
This collection of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) audio lessons and brief talks is designed to help you learn more comfortable, lively sitting at home, at work, and even while driving or traveling.
All these lessons approach what the Feldenkrais community calls “dynamic sitting” in different distinct ways, emphasizing different awarenesses and types of movement. You can start at track 1, 5, or 6 based on comfort and convenience, but eventually try to work through all of them.
- Tracks 1-4 are an 85-minute workshop, designed for Feldenkrais beginners, with two short talks and two lessons. You’ll need a simple, level chair. For a portion of track 2 you’ll also need to lie on a mat.
- Track 5 is a standalone floor lesson. You’ll need a mat, not a chair.
- You can even start with track 6, which is a standalone, entirely chair-seated lesson.
If you’d like some introductory principles, read About Dynamic Sitting.
After you’ve explored tracks 1-4, click here to read the written principles I emailed to the workshop participants.
Lessons can be repeated as you wish, so follow your curiosity! If a lesson isn’t comfortable initially, it’s fine to skip it and come back to it later.