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Musician’s “Magic Zone”

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by Erin Finkelstein, GCFP I was diagnosed with Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder while studying the clarinet during my sophomore year at the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music. I felt radiating pain whenever I played my instrument and feared that my future as a musician would be compromised. Wind instrumentalists, violinists, violists, and singers produce sound or hold their …

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Moving Beyond Limits: Children with Autism

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by Karen Toth, GCFP I have been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education since February 2007. Initially, I had no intention of working with children. My background was in Pilates, aerobics, and weight lifting; I was interested in working with anti–aging and elite athletes. Little did I know, I would fall in love with working with youngsters during my training. Since …

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Movement & Emotions

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written by Buffy Owens Recently, a student approached me at the end of class and asked if experiencing strong emotions while doing Awareness Through Movement®lessons was normal. My answer: “Yes.” Emotions don’t surface all of the time, but it does happen and the intensity of the experience can vary. When I first started reading Moshe Feldenkrais’ books nearly 20 years ago, I was completely …

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Are you taking care of yourself during these tumultuous times?

In News by Ira Feinstein

As we do what we can to help our local and global community recover from the recent string of hurricanes, floods, and fires, let us also remember to take care of ourselves. The Feldenkrais Method® offers a gentle form of movement education which can help you move through the trauma of recent events so that they don’t wreak long-term havoc on …

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Stream this ATM® Lesson taught by Moshe for Free

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The International Feldenkrais® Federation has made the recording of the Esalen #38 Lesson available on the IFF website so people can stream it for free any time they like during September. The Feldenkrais Guild® of North America is grateful to the IFF Distribution Centre for making it available as a consolation to those who missed the  zoom broadcast or who were unable …

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Three Easy “Peaces” for Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief

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Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As we individually and communally do what we can to help those in need, let us not forget to also take care of ourselves. May one or all of these “peaces” for relaxation and stress relief offered to us by the late Michael Krugman, help you maintain your center during …

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Join us Online for a free ATM lesson taught by Moshe Feldenkrais

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An Awareness Through Movement® lesson taught at the same time, around the world, was one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ dreams. We can do this now with ZOOM. Join our conference attendees for this live ATM® lesson. Let’s celebrate our 40th year with an ATM lesson taught around the world!!!  Join us for “Elementary Attempts in Loving Oneself,” originally taught by Moshe …

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Ankle Flexibility Trumps Working Harder

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“My friends have noticed I’m walking better.” Miriam mentioned this to me one week after her introduction to the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. That first session she had learned that, instead of tightening through her “weak” ankles, she could let her ankles relax so her heels could peel off the ground; and that, instead of gripping her toes, she …