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Simple Floor Clock (26 min)

Recorded live in a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class, the lesson below is copyright Nick Strauss-Klein, for personal use only. This and all our audio lessons are 100% donor-supported.

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Mostly back-lying, knees bent. (Begins briefly in standing, then sitting on the floor.) Using a mental image of a clock face on your mat, learn to better sense and coordinate essential arcing movements of your pelvis, and how they relate to your whole self.

As usual, when lying down with your knees bent and feet standing, please allow a comfortable space between your legs.

Check out our Videos about Feldenkrais page for some great imagery of the natural skeletal relationships this lesson is based on.

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

It also appears in our Pelvic Clock “Primer”.

This lesson was recorded in a free public workshop celebrating 10 years of Nick’s Twin Cities Feldenkrais classes.


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Comfort & Configuration

As usual, when lying down with your knees bent and feet standing, please allow a comfortable space between your legs.

Curiosities

Check out our Videos about Feldenkrais page for some great imagery of the natural skeletal relationships this lesson is based on.

Context

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

It also appears in our Pelvic Clock “Primer”.

This lesson was recorded in a free public workshop celebrating 10 years of Nick’s Twin Cities Feldenkrais classes.

Related Lessons

Cross-references to other related lessons in our free-for-everyone and Patrons-only collections are a “thank you” benefit for Members and Patrons. Please login or join the Project to view related lesson titles, links, and discussion.

Alternate Version

Feldenkrais Project Patrons can listen to this lesson in its original context, as part of Lessons and Talks from TCF 10 Year Celebration, a 100-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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  • Nick is certainly right about this lesson being part of the “Feldenkrais Greatest Hits.” I try to do some Feldenkrais every day, even if I don’t have time for a full lesson. The various elements of this Pelvic Clock lesson are often my go-to few minutes of practice.

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  • Beverly Brookman
    October 8, 2020 12:45 pm

    Thanks Nick! Since I have lumbar (and spine generally!?) arthritis, this was amazing! A gentle gentle way for me to develop awareness of movement.. 2 did widths of pelvis clear yet not painful!! Miracles happen even at 75!!

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  • I struggle with pelvic clock for this reason: should my tailbone at the bottom of my sacrum be pointing to the numbers on the clock? Or should the weight of my pelvis hit each number instead? My brain can’t figure this out!

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    • I just did the Navigational Pelvis lesson and feel I now understand the pelvic clock! Your way of guiding is outstanding and i just love my new morning routine. Thank you so much ????????????

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  • Dear Nick
    Thank you for these wonderful free lessons they are so appreciated.
    I am 76 and an artist,The scapular of the painting arm seems to poke down into
    the mat at the start of your lessons and is quite flat at the end Extraordinary and
    feels great. Also I have followed the arch lessons and am full of hope that i will
    always be able to stand at my easel
    With such appreciation
    Love from Ros

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      May 19, 2022 3:03 pm

      Lovely! Always a pleasure to assist an artist, and your curiosity about your scapulas will take you far in this work. Thanks for the comment.

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  • Thanks again Nick for this essential lesson. I have found this lesson so effective when my back feels all stiff and achey. 26 minutes and the spines felks softer, more flexible and just plain happy

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