Lesson 1: Rolling pelvis to connect head and hips through your beautiful spine
- Easier, more comfortable sitting may be gained as you coordinate movements of your head, trunk, and pelvis.
Lesson 2: Walking with your “sit” bones
- Explore turning and pivoting which may help you move more efficiently and with less effort.
Lesson 3: “Airport”: Benefits while you sit and wait
- Developed by a Feldenkrais teacher as he waited at the airport for an international flight, this delightful lesson may help with the quality of differentiation as you move.
Lesson 4: Reaching and turning while bending
- Smoothly coordinate the aspects of these basic movements. Your posture may benefit, too!
Lesson 5: Self-hug your way to midback mobility
- Components of previous lessons team up to bring ease to that difficult-to-reach part of your spine. And you are free to hug – yourself!
Lesson 6: Sit to stand to sit again…and again
- One of the most basic movements a human does can be so very challenging. Learn to develop more freedom in this function.
Your participation in this class indicates you have read and accept the conditions given in this waiver.
Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement® audio or video lessons are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. You should always consult with your physician before engaging in any physical activity. By participating in this online movement class, you assume all dangers, hazards and risks of such participation. The movements directed by the teacher in this online class may be physically demanding. If you are unable to safely do them, please modify them for your own safety or choose a different movement. You can always stop moving and rest.
Though the movements in the lessons are gentle and should be done slowly and easily, we cannot offer any warranty for their effectiveness. Responsibility for the movements is necessarily the user’s.
Getting the most from your Awareness Through Movement® lesson:
- Your top priority is to move safely and comfortably at all times.
- Wear comfortable, layered clothing in which you can move freely.
- Do only what is easy! No pain is gain.
- Move slowly, smoothly, and gently.
- Reduce your effort whenever possible. Less is more.
- Discover how much information smaller movements can provide.
- There is never a need to strain or push through a movement.
- There is no “right” or “correct” way to do the movements, only better ways.
- Be curious as you move, and observe similarities and differences without judgment.
- Resting is important. Pause as often as you need so your brain has time to absorb the lesson.
- Keep a small stack of hand towels or a small, firm pillow close by if you need support for your head or other parts of your body.
- After the lesson, check with yourself occasionally for sensations, feelings, and
- thoughts. You may notice shifts in your breathing, posture, sense of well-being, ease of movement. To the greatest extent possible, find ways to continue to rest and refresh after your lesson.
What you’ll need for these lessons
You’ll be seated for each lesson. I recommend a sturdy, stable chair with a flat, lightly padded seat and no arms and no rollers. The chair should have a straight back so you can rest comfortably against it. The soles of your feet should easily reach the floor. Standard dining room chairs are usually ideal.