Table of Contents
Below is a description of each section in the ATM Lesson Page template.
Each ATM Lesson Page has 4 sections:
- Tags: Identifiers used to categorize ATMs, e.g. “pelvic-clock.” For information on how to add and edit tags, go to How to …
- Share Your Knowledge: This section is for objective, summary information about the ATM.
- Share Your Insights: This section is for sharing insights, view points, and personnel experiences of the ATM.
- Discussion Forum: This section is used for debating, questioning, clarifying, and discussing the text that appears on the lesson page.
For samples ATM, see: What is Good Posture? and Zen Sitting AY99.
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The ATM Sources page (e.g. ATM Book or Alexander Yanai Vol 1).
To write up an ATM as taught in a class or training which is not yet listed, first add the new source to Sources of Feldenkrais® ATM Lessons and then add the ATM under that source.
A short description (1-3 sentences) of the ATM.
What are the key movements of this ATM? The outline should have enough detail to allow users to find and discuss the ATM. The goal is to encourage study and discussion of the source material, but not to replace it, i.e.. it should highly condensed description.
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
When Moshe taught this ATM, what was the focus of his teaching (observation of shifting weight, breath, importance of learning,reversibility …)? If the ATM does not come from Moshe (Amherst, AY, …), then replace the word “Moshe’s” in the heading with the name of the person that created the ATM.
Are there ATMs that are the predecessors or successors to this ATM? Are there ATMs that are the same ATM but has different variations (e.g. deadbird). Are there ATMs that are a more complicated or simpler version of this ATM.
A link to any information on the web that might be useful in understanding this ATM. This might include audio recordings of the ATM, photos, or videos.
What would you like others to understand about this ATM?
How is this ATM a good example of some of the fundamental principles of Feldenkrais, e.g.
- Equal distribution of work – use strong muscles of center to do the heavy work,
- Maximize skeletal support,
- Efficient, i.e. no parasitic movement,
- Weber Fechner,
- Gravity and ground forces.
What strategies does this ATM use, e.g. Use of a clock, proximal to distal, differentiation (e.g. move eyes opposite to head), incrementally involve more body parts, change timing, auxiliary movements, working only one side, balancing flexors and extensors, adding constraints, or increasing complexity purposely so that the original movement seems “simple” and easy afterwards?
What results do you typically see after teaching this ATM?
Advice for Teaching or Turning into an FI
- Advice for teaching the ATM (What workshops would you include this ATM in? Do you modify the ATM for particular audiences, and if so, how?, What is difficult or confusing?, …)
- Suggestions for turning the ATM into an FI.
What do you love about it? What affect did it have on you?