contributions to restoring
ease and function for those with
pervasive breathing pattern disorders
& breathing as support for Taiji practice!

Jeff Haller Breathing Lessons on FeldyNotebook

29 AY lessons listed by J.C, Hannon in Chapter 8.3 Feldenkrais® and breathing, page 259 in the New edition: Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders, 2nd Edition, A Multidisciplinary Approach



Information about the book Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Authors: Leon Chaitow, Christopher Gilbert, Dinah Bradley

The Alexander Yanai lessons

Alphabetical and Numerical List of all Alexander Yanai Lessons from FeldyNoteBook!

Notes from FeldyNoteBook: There’s many ways to look up ATM lessons. You could browse lists of lessons…

If you’re in a hurry to find a certain lesson from the Alexander Yanai series, here’s a quick reference:

sources.jpgVol 1 (1-50) – Vol 2 (51-100) – Vol 3 (101-150) – Vol 4 (151-200) – Vol 5 (201-250) – Vol 6 (251-300) – Vol 7 (301-350) – Vol 8 (351-400) – Vol 9 (401-450) – Vol 10 (451-500) – Vol 11 (501-550)

Purchase the AY Lessons: IFF Distribution Centre

IFF Materials for Practitioners and Trainees



The Estate of Dr. Feldenkrais stipulated that the lessons be available in sequence as close to how Dr. Feldenkrais taught them as possible. The 550 lessons are available for purchase individually (pdf), in volumes of 50 lessons each (printed or pdf), and in thematic collections (pdf). Enjoy a 10% discount, and free searchable PDF of the Lesson Index, when you purchase the full set of Volumes 1-11 (Lessons 001-550) or sign up for the Alexander Yanai Subscription.

The Alexander Yanai lessons are copyrighted by the International Feldenkrais Federation.

Copyright / CREDIT

Moshe Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lessons from Alexander Yanai

@ Copyright January 1995. All rights reserved by and to 0re International Feldenkrais Federation, Paris France in cooperation with The Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

Alexander Yanai Errata & Additional Resources

Additional Notes from Richard Ehrman on Alexander Yanai Errata posted on feldyforum April 22, 2007

 The IFF DC will check this information and correct subsequent editions. —

suggested submitting this sort of information to the Distribution Centre

office which we would appreciate.

However we’ve also set up a site to

collect such information for the community to access and discuss.

The IFF Academy has set up a discussion area on the IFF website to post such

corrections under a thread called AY Errata. There are other threads for

discussion of educational materials as well. You need to register for the

site to post on the forums (though you can look without registering) and

access all the wonderful resources there. I’ve posted Yoni’s posting (as

well as an earlier correction by him.)

AY Errata

We will explore ‘mistakes’ or things we think need correction in the AY


AY Titles – Suggestions for improvements

In this thread we’ll cite lesson titles that don’t reveal elements of the

lesson that might be useful to know when searching titles. We can also

discuss titling in general and what conventions might promote easier use of

the materials.

What the !#@$? Does That Mean?

Have you come across an instruction you don’t understand? You’ve tried 5

ways to do it and its still not clear. Bring it here and we’ll discuss and


AY Index

An Index to make finding AY lessons easier has been requested/suggested. How

would we go about assembling one? What are the ways to index the lessons? We

can discuss here and perhaps move to create one.

Materials Publishing Discussions

Amherst – FIs for publication?

What FI’s from Amherst have you seen in training programs or rentals that

you think are worthy of publishing and being made available in DVD format?

Please be specific about any identifying information (date, names) and why

you think the FI would be good for practitioners’ learning.

ATM Revelations Forum

Have you ever had an experience while doing or related to an Awareness

Through Movement lesson that could only be described as a revelation? It

might be interesting to collect such stories as an oral history of the power

of these lessons. Please share yours here.

I hope the community begins to take advantage of these forums. Having

explicit conversations about the educational materials will enhance our

understanding and enrich our experience using them. Let me know if you have

any questions about using these forums.

Richard Ehrman

IFF Distribution Center

Copyright / CREDIT

Copyright / CREDIT

Moshe Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lessons from Alexander Yanai

@ Copyright January 1995. All rights reserved by and to 0re International Feldenkrais Federation, Paris France in cooperation with The Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

‘Seesaw Breathing’ from Mind in Motion Lesson Locator

‘Seesaw Breathing’ from Mind in Motion Lesson Locator
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  1. happybones
    happybones says:

    4/25/2018 From the April 2018 issue of SenseAbility
    Josh Schreiber Shalem, GCFP writes:

    Here is what Moshe Feldenkrais had to say about the right way to breathe:

    “I am generally against breathing exercises in the commonly accepted notion of breathing exercises where I would be teaching someone that they must breathe like this or like that. It is exactly as if you told someone they must say this or that. If you meet with a woman, you must talk a little about politics, a little about the weather, or love, etc. You know what results from such instructions? An idiot results. It is the same thing if you tell someone how they should breathe. The instructions usually destroy their breathing.”
    -Moshe Feldenkrais, public classes at Alexander Yanai St. in Tel Aviv, lesson #17 “Breathing”

    Link to article: https://www.feldenkraisguild.com/article_content.asp?adminkey=20f3dcf8d4ec2e5e838a687e649bd44e&article=491

    Link to April 2018 issue of SenseAbility: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101831612633&ca=9cd0c3ce-6b4c-4022-8cc7-7fd61a9eefd5


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