Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Lessons
If you are interested in
learning to move more gracefully, efficiently or simply pain free
you have come to the right place! You are also in the right place
if you want to take a break to reduce stress and tension.
Prepare to know yourself better in a new way.
To prepare for your lesson:
these Feldenkrais Awareness Through
Movement® lessons. The ideal way to get the full
benefit from the lesson is to print it out and either read it into
a tape recorder so you can play it back or have someone read it to
you while you explore the movements. If you read it onto a tape or
have someone read it to you it's important that time is allowed so
you can really explore the movements.
The whole lesson should take around 20-30 minutes for Lessons 1 and
2 and 50-60 minutes for Lessons 3-6 if done slowly enough. Time
yourself so you will have an idea if your pacing is good. You can
make it longer by allowing more time for the movements as well as
more time for the rests between movements. This is especially
important if you are using the lesson to reduce stress and tension
or are having any movement difficulties.
What you should know first:
There are a few things that are important for you to know before
Because the effectiveness of the Awareness Through
largely comes from you paying attention to yourself and how you are
moving, it's important to do the movements slowly and gently. Do
each movement several times noticing how you use yourself.
Start out very slow and small and only move as much as is
completely comfortable for you. The slower and smaller you do the
movement the more you will learn and the more you will notice
changes. If any movement feels at all uncomfortable to you only do
the movement in your imagination.
When you do the movement in your imagination, imagine it with
feeling. The more feeling connected to your imagination the more
you will engage your motor cortex. In this way imagining can be as
effective, sometimes more, than actually moving.
Between each repetition stop completely before doing the movement
again. After several repetitions of each movement it is important
to pause and rest, as the instructions will state, before starting
the next instruction.
The lesson is designed to be done as one unit, meaning all in one
sitting (or lying, as the case may be). You may want to print it
out and put it aside for when you have 30 minutes to do something
nice for yourself.
Now you are ready to continue and explore a Feldenkrais Awareness Through
Listen Now to Sitting
Listen Now to Tilting Bent Legs on front
Listen Now to Swinging Bent Leg on
Listen Now to Reach for heel on
Listen Now to Candelabra Arms on back