podcast – kinesophics
Summary: An archive of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons with Lynette Reid from Halifax NS
A classic lesson, providing some of the basic vocabulary of our work. Be sure to look at the full skeleton [[Albinus, rear view of the skeleton]] and view the image with your kinaesthetic imagination and the questions asked during this lesson in mind.
If movements of your knees can reach your fingertips, and movements of your fingertips can reach your knees...that must mean we are each one of us a single whole creature, no?
One of the great mysteries of Feldenkrais: how does that "phenomenological weight loss" happen? I weigh x pounds when I arrive for the lesson; I weigh the same an hour later when it's over. How can I feel so much lighter on my feet? This lesson explores the question at that very moment of shifting weight onto a foot.
One skill you never knew that you didn't have...pecking like a chicken! The "walking lesson" referred to in the conversation on the recording wasn't recorded--it's AY 501-2, for those who have the books. We'll record it some day.
What could he be thinking? How did anyone ever come up with the idea that you could lie on your side, top knee in front on the floor, turn your face and shoulders towards the ceiling, and tap your shoulder blades on the ground? It feels impossible - in an entirely unique way for each shoulder!
This lesson introduces a technique for "completing the self-image."
I would encourage you to get your remote control ready for this one, or have some other means to pause and restart. After doing each instruction on one side, and after resting, pause the recording and lead yourself through the movements on the second side.
This is the second part of the previous lesson; do take your time and come back to this another day!
First steps towards going places with the [[Flexors, aka folding]] lesson.
When I played during the week with the first rolling to sit ATM we did recently, I spent some time on a particular moment in the movement that's always felt stuck for me. And I uncovered something about how I could "unstick" that moment in the movement by varying what I was doing with my pelvis (and therefore my whole spine).
Feldenkrais and his first assistants often taught a lesson exploring flexion as a first lesson in a series. I myself rarely do that!
After you've done the lesson, feel free to write comments below sharing some of the discoveries you had in doing the lesson.