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Transformation of 2833

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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Self-Image – Interview on “Out of Control” Radio with Al Wadleigh, GCFP

I join Tammy Lynn Davis and her co-host Decimus Varro on her radio show, “Out of Control” in Madrid, NM. By the time we did the interview, I had given Tammy a few Functional Integration lessons. When the topic of self-image came up she invited me on her show. Here are some of the ideas [...]
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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 [...]
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Logical Levels in Learning & Problem Resolution

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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How I got into the Feldenkrais Method®

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.