audio lessons for home
unwind your spine
unlock your pelvis
release the back with easier turning
easy arms and shoulders, part 1
easy arms and shoulders, part 2
soft hands, light arms, part 1
soft hands, light arms, part 2
soft hands, light arms, part 3
the amazing bell hand
effortless jaw and neck, part 1
effortless jaw and neck, part 2
mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 1
mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 2
mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 3
“Often quite apart from the local improvement, a remarkable increase in general vitality can be observed in the student who has learned a more differentiated and varied use of his feet.”
— Moshe Feldenkrais, Higher Judo: Groundwork
a long-term study of healthy movement
- graceful posture: coordinating front and back
- elegant expansion: letting go of unnecessary contraction
- finding wholeness: the primary image and the five lines
folding and arching
calming the nervous system with the breath, part 1
calming the nervous system with the breath, part 2
Read Erin's article, Help! I Breathe Wrong!
creating effortless posture: let gravity do the work
breath and balance
Are you are deeply affected by the environment around you—sights, sounds, crowds, light and space, or the moods of others? Are you easily overwhelmed or drained by noisy or stressful situations?
help for the highly sensitive person
Feldenkrais uses mindfulness to open up a non-judgmental inquiry. These lessons are good for all of us: an overview of many basic human movements to improve function and feel great.
easing chronic pain, part 1
easing chronic pain, part 2
help for sitting at a desk
help for low back pain
about these lessons
These lessons are not about fixing or correcting your movement. Rather, they help you refine your ability to experiment. That way, your sensory skill is vastly improved and you never have to stay stuck in old habits.
Although these lessons are loosely categorized into musculoskeletal effects, any specific effect will vary from person to person. Results are dependent on individual self-use, habits, the attitude you bring, and personal history.
Unlike muscle exercise or workouts, these are invitations to unwind old patterns. They do not ask for mechanical repetition, but they do ask for a curious attitude toward new possibilities. You may or may not know that Feldenkrais is based on Judo. Dr. Feldenkrais trained in Paris as an electrical engineer and then spent decades practicing Judo before he developed his method. He was keen to discover how humans can most efficiently relate to gravity.
Consider these practices as a re-training of your relationship to gravity. Like any training in physical or mental health, results take commitment and time. I often tell my clients to give this experiment a solid six-month investment and then see how far you've come.