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King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” ​as a Structure for ATM Lessons

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. It had been a long [...]
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Study: Moving with Ease – Feldenkrais Method Classes for People with Osteoarthritis

A study conducted with 15 adults (mean age 67 years) with osteoarthritis found that Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons improved their abilities. The lessons were shown to enhance performance of the four-square step test and changes in gait. Participant reported greater ease in movement.
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Alexander Yanai Lesson 305, “The line of Effort in the Back in Lifting on Stomach” Compared with Awareness Through Movement Book Lesson 11, “Becoming Aware of Parts of Which We are not Conscious with the Help of Those of Which We are Conscious.”

Structurally, the Alexander Yanai (AY) Lesson 305, “The line of Effort in the Back in Lifting on Stomach” is the same lesson as Lesson 11 “Becoming Aware of Parts of Which We are not Conscious with the Help of Those of Which We are Conscious” from the “Awareness Through Movement” (ATM) book, which, by the [...]
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Reflections on Feldenkrais Alexander Yanai Lesson 303, The Line of the Ball that Rolls

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 [...]