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Talk: A Radical Idea About Muscles (3 min)

An introduction to Lesson 6 of our Getting Oriented series. Nick talks about how our muscles are rarely acting of their own accord, that there's usually a skill and awareness-based path to reducing unintended muscular efforts.

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This audio recording is found in Getting Oriented, our introductory collection of Feldenkrais basics for newcomers (and longtimers looking for a “tune-up”).

This lesson was recorded in an introductory workshop called Move Smarter, Safer, and Stronger with Feldenkrais: Stretch without Strain.

Patrons can listen to Getting Oriented tracks 8-11 (the Stretch without Strain talks and lessons) without interruption as a complete 70-minute workshop recording.

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Go on to Lesson 6

You’ll hear that this talk segues directly into Lesson 6, finishing with “Please lie down on your back.” Press the button above if you’re ready to do the lesson.

Context

This audio recording is found in Getting Oriented, our introductory collection of Feldenkrais basics for newcomers (and longtimers looking for a “tune-up”).

This lesson was recorded in an introductory workshop called Move Smarter, Safer, and Stronger with Feldenkrais: Stretch without Strain.

Alternative Version

Patrons can listen to Getting Oriented tracks 8-11 (the Stretch without Strain talks and lessons) without interruption as a complete 70-minute workshop recording.

Please login or begin or renew Patron-level donation to the Feldenkrais Project to access our Legacy and Alternate Lessons collection.

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Joanne Kaczowka
    April 26, 2020 7:04 am

    How many times do you suggest we do a lesson before we move on to the next one?

    Reply
    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      April 26, 2020 4:14 pm

      Your ability to learn and benefit the most from each lesson is based on your comfort and curiosity, so if you’re thoroughly enjoying a lesson and you feel like you’re getting a lot out of it and want more, go ahead and repeat it, even multiple times over a few days.

      However, studying Feldenkrais lessons is not about mastery or performance. It’s truly exploratory movement, and the value is in the fullness of your engagement with it. If anything feels rote, it’s time to move on.

      A lot of people will go straight through a collection of lessons like this one and then start over, or revisit their favorites. It’s also ok to “graduate” immediately after completing Getting Oriented and head into our other collections.

      Reply

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