Position: back-lying

37m

Freeing Your Breath and Spine (16 or 37 min)

Various positions, using what the Feldenkrais community calls “paradoxical breathing.” The back-lying first 16 minutes can be studied alone. Discover more pleasurable, adaptable breathing using 360 degree experiments with the chest and abdomen, and find a more supple, supportive spine along the way!
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23m

Strength Without Excess (23 min)

Feldenkrais isn’t exercise, it’s learning! Back-lying, often hands and head configured like a sit-up, learning to skillfully draw elbows and knees together by sensing and regulating the flexors AND the extensors.
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36m

Length Without Effort (36m)

Begins in standing briefly, then mostly back-lying, knees bent. Relating and improving turning and twisting functions from your head down to your feet and back, and becoming more sensitive to the movement and length possibilities between them.
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35m

Spinal Support and a Powerful Pelvis (35 min)

Back-lying, often tilting one bent knee. Improve the comfort, awareness, and organization of your hip joints, pelvis, back, chest, shoulders, neck, and head. Starts with a "body scan," an awareness technique used at the beginning of most lessons.
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71m

Workshop: Stretch Without Strain (Patrons)

This full workshop recording presents two short talks and two lessons on the theme of Stretch without Strain. Patrons can listen to the full, uninterrupted workshop on this page. All users can access the separate, edited tracks in our Getting Oriented collection.
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35m

Your Naturally Asymmetrical Spine (35 min, Patrons)

Back-lying, learning to sense the relationship of movements of the arms in the plane of the floor with movements along the side aspects of the spine, and eventually to initiate them from there. Discover essential differences between one side of the spine and the other (which I call the primary spinal bias), and how those differences are part of every action we take.
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53m

Freeing Your Breath and Spine: the full-length edit (Patrons)

Various positions, first half back-lying. Experiments with the verticality and 360 possibilities of the breath mechanism, leading it toward greater freedom and adaptability. Along the way, imaging and prompting a more supple, supportive spine. Uses what the Feldenkrais community calls “paradoxical breathing.” TIMESTAMPS: • 0:00 Lesson: Freeing Your Breath and Spine • 37:00 Discussion: effects of coughing, and the problem with breathing any "right" way • 39:00 Additional ATM explorations
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28m

Easing the Jaw and Neck: the short edit (28 min, Patrons)

Back-lying, briefly framed by seated explorations. Exploring and refining basic movements of the jaw, and integrating them with movements of the head and neck. This lesson is often helpful for reducing many types of jaw-related tension and discomfort, including some kinds of headaches, TMJ pain (temporomandibular joint), and discomfort and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and spine. Prerequisites! See the lesson notes.
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70m

Workshop: Access Your Axis (Patrons)

This full workshop recording presents two short talks and two related lessons on the theme of Access Your Axis. Patrons can listen to the full, uninterrupted workshop on this page. All users can access the separate, edited tracks in our Getting Oriented collection.
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98m

Workshop: TCF 10 Year Celebration (Patrons)

A public workshop celebrating 10 years of Nick's Twin Cities Feldenkrais classes at the St. Paul JCC, suitable for newcomers and long-timers alike. The first of the three lesson recordings is only available here.
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