Mostly back-lying, with chair-seated at the beginning and end. Discover more pelvic floor awareness, control, and ease by learning how contractions of the anus, urethra, and other parts of pelvic floor are connected to movements of the pelvis, spine, and legs. May be very helpful if you have concerns about continence, digestion and elimination, or sexual function, and also typically benefits breath, balance, and walking. Begins with identifying the skeletal landmarks of the pelvic floor.
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Improving Pelvic Floor Control and Ease (Patrons)Mostly back-lying, with chair-seated at the beginning and end. Discover more pelvic floor awareness, control, and ease by learning how contractions of the anus, urethra, and other parts of pelvic floor are connected to movements of the pelvis, spine, and legs. May be very helpful if you have concerns about continence, digestion and elimination, or sexual function, and also typically benefits breath, balance, and walking. Begins with identifying the skeletal landmarks of the pelvic floor.
Sliding the Sternum, Integrating the Neck, Shoulders, and Chest (Patrons)Side-lying. Gentle movements of lifting the head and looking toward the floor are used to integrate the eyes, neck, shoulders, chest, spine, and pelvis in increasingly sophisticated movements. Later, learn to differentiate the sternum and soften the chest further by maneuvering your sternum and ribs with your fingers.
Drifting the Knees and Nose for Simpler Turns and Twists (Patrons)Back-lying, knees bent. Drifting the knees to ease the spine and clarify its turning and twisting functions, with gentle integration of the shoulders and head. This quiet, deceptively simple lesson is a powerful reorganizer for your nervous system, adding grace and wholeness to all your movements. Typically also eases the neck, chest, lower back, and hips.
Dynamic Balance: Coordinates of the Head (Patrons)Back, front, and side-lying, framed by explorations of dynamic balance in standing. Soften your chest, integrate your head, spine, and pelvis, and improve your balance, posture, and breathing by learning to circle your head in your hands in many lying down configurations.
Breathing with Floating Ribs and Sternum (49 min, Patrons)Back-lying, framed by brief standing explorations. Encounter, expand, and enjoy the three dimensional movements of your floating ribs, sternum, and the rest of your chest in this detailed investigation of your profoundly adaptable breath. Discover how changes to breathing and internal spaces alter your perception of yourself and your role in the world.
Whole Body Arms (Patrons)Side-lying. Learn to reach, roll, twist, and circle your arms with better whole body support from your shoulders, chest, and all the rest. Framed by standing explorations designed to demonstrate how the freedom of the neck, shoulders, chest, and pelvis benefits balance.
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Deep Dives with Patrons Monthly Lessons
To enjoy some of our Patrons Monthly lessons in larger learning contexts try our Deep Dives, where we integrate Patrons-only content with other Feldenkrais Project lessons in specialized study sequences. Patrons have full access.
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Lessons from Awareness Through Movement
Developed from Moshe Feldenkrais’s 1972 book, written to introduce his method to the world.
Legacy and Alternate Lessons
Some listeners prefer the classics. When a lesson is replaced or updated the original goes here.
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I like lessons with a rolling part in them, they are so much fun! This lesson maked me especially aware of my Sternum and that I usually direct it “backwords”. I will pay attention to a more balanced direction (in the mid of backwards and forwards) of my Sternum after doing this lesson. Thank you Nick for sharing your Knowledge with us.
Rib basket and shoulder cloak lesson is great. Taught me a lot about being upright.
Hi! I’m interested in voice as topic of study 🙂
That’s great – me too! My wife is a singer and I’ve wanted for years to develop my own ease in speaking. Lessons for the voice are on the back burner right now, but I think I’ll get to it!