Position: back-lying

58m

Arms Like a Skeleton, Freeing the Shoulders and Neck (Patrons)

Back-lying, side-lying, transitioning. This detailed exploration starts simply then dives deep into variations designed to help you get to know your scapulas and improve their relationship with your spine, chest, pelvis, neck, and head.
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39m

Holding Your Breath, in Awareness (15 or 39 min, Patrons)

Back-lying and some front-lying. Relaxing the nervous system by exhaling through consonants, then bringing awareness to what actually happens when we hold and release the breath, so we can become freer and more spontaneously adaptive to life's different breathing situations. The first 15 minutes can be a standalone lesson.
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58m

Dynamic Diagonal Lengthening (Patrons)

Mostly back-lying, small side-to-side rolls, often one hand connected to the opposite knee. This lesson uses subtle weight-shifting to help you effortlessly lengthen your spine and limbs, free your ribs, and improve diagonal relationships among the five lines of the body.
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59m

Side-lying Twist, and Rolling Recap (Patrons)

Back-lying, side-lying, transitioning, and eventually circling the arm. Recorded as the third in a series (see the Related Lessons tab). With plenty of room for improvisation, this lesson builds on recent classes and discussions with students about encountering difficulty in Feldenkrais study. Starts and ends with three-minute talks.
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51m

Rolling and Hips Like a Baby (Patrons)

Back-lying. Free your hips, shoulders, chest, and back as you explore rolling and weight shifting. Designed to help you add suppleness to your movements, expand your mental image of rolling in internal and external ways, and peek into the developmental neurological value of rolling and the substantial improvements available to most adults.
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63m

Freeing the Neck with Crawling and Rolling (Patrons)

Front-lying, back-lying, transitioning. Improving integration of the head, neck, shoulders, and chest through explorations of crawling movements and improvisations toward rolling.
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45m

Refining the Shoulders and Hips (45 min, Patrons)

Back-lying, sometimes knees bent. Explore small, precise movements of the shoulders and hips, and the fine relationships between them, with an intention toward reducing unnecessary efforts in the torso and improving walking.
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60m

Arms Like a Skeleton, with a Bias

Back-lying. This quiet, simple presentation of a classic Feldenkrais lesson becomes the background for a potent exploration: how does seeking and sensing our natural spinal bias – and resting our attention with it or away from it – affect how we move, feel, and function? Recorded near the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown, this lesson starts with a four-minute talk about embodied equanimity, and the particular "rabbit hole" of learning we'll be heading down together.
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38m

Lifting and Pressing (38 min, Patrons)

Back-lying, some front-lying. Relating to the support surface with simple, potent movements designed to promote whole-self awareness and distributed, lengthening efforts as we physically connect to our world.
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26m

Simple Floor Clock (26 min)

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.
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