Moti Nativ talks about Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense
 

Moti Nativ talks about discovering an original copy of Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense by Moshe Feldenkrais. And how it lead him to understand the links between Feldenkrais’s martial arts background and his development of the Feldenkrais Method. The book is based on the unique approach where the first movement of defense is the instinctive movement

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Improve the use of your feet
 

That headline caught my attention when it came through my LoudWire feed the other day. Move over, Slash! Meet Johnatha Bastos, a Brazilian guitarist who plays solely with his feet. Johnatha was born without arms and hands, and he can play the guitar with the speed, grace, and ease of anyone who does have arms

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Feldenkrais Hopping Audio Program
 

Hopping seems like a thing of childhood. A distant memory. An ability diminished over time by the accumulated habits of daily life. What if you could learn to sense and let go of these habit and regain your ability to hop? What would it feel like to have that lightness and ease in your movement and your posture. Find out now!

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King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man
 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of King Crimson’s groundbreaking song “21st Century Schizoid Man”. At the time, critics reviled the song. But now it is celebrated as the origin of progressive rock and metal. Rolling Stone Magazine recently did an excellent two-part series on the song and the band.

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2833 Remodel
 

2833 NM 14, Madrid, NM Remodel – Before and After Pics This post has little do directly with the Feldenkrais Method except that the way I approached the projects were infused with Feldenkrais principles. I approached each chunk of work as though I were doing an ATM. I had to work in some challenging (and

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Ron and Al Wadleigh
 

We didn’t talk much during the sessions. But something transformed between the two of us. Something in that non-verbal interaction allowed a life-long tension held between us to dissolve and fall away.

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Alexander Yanai Lessons
 

The experience has been remarkable and transformational. I did lessons I would never have done by just browsing the titles. I could see connections between them. I could see how some of them were the groundwork for those which would become “classics lessons.” And I got a window into Moshe’s thinking.

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ATM-Susan-hand-behind-head
 

This lesson is the second part of an Alexander Yanai (AY) lesson, AY 303, which has two parts. Part one is a lecture on self-image which must have been given around the same time Moshe was working on his book “Developing Abilities” or as it was later named, “Awareness Through Movement.” This lesson, AY 303

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How a shift in logical levels is the process of learning
 

If we consider a class of possible movements, we are no longer burdened with trying to remember all the detailed members of the class. We can recall the class and know what is possible. Once the class is formed, then other possible movements belonging to that class can emerge into our awareness. Again, our dolphin made the generalization and came up with behaviors never observed in the species before!

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Al with Sisters
 

Like most people, I came to the Feldenkrais Method because I was in pain. Through most of my life, I had experienced a lot of anxiety. I was pretty happy until I got into school. Then life became rather confusing for me. I was dyslexic (and still am to some degree), and reading was tough. Recognizing the difference between a ‘d’ and ‘b’ was nearly impossible. It seemed easy for other kids around me, but it was a nightmare for me. It wasn’t until I was about 10 or 11 years old that I was diagnosed with dyslexia, not that the diagnosis did anything for me except give a reason for my difficulties.

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DORA-Logo
 

I’ve never had any hands-on experience with the legislative process. Nor had I any wish to. But when Andrea Wiener reached out asking for people to get engaged with HB16-1320, a bill in Colorado that would have removed our exemption as Feldenkrais Practitioners from the Massage Therapy Act from statute to Rule, I felt compelled to act.

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