The second component of the Feldenkrais method consists in lessons which are given in a hands on manner by a teacher to a comfortably, loose-clothed pupil. In the beginning of a lesson, teacher and pupil will often spend some time observing how the student moves when presented with different tasks; an example here might be sitting in front of a computer. Together, the teacher and student make an initial, starting map of where unnecessary efforts are being co-opted for a task which could be better supported by a different organisation of self. Students may be taught a lesson then, in sitting, kneeling over, or lying down on a low table. Unlike the ATM classes, instead of the student moving themselves, the teacher now moves the student. This allows the student an experience of effortlessness, as they learn what it means to let go of their muscular habits to the support of the teacher.
Like the ATM classes, this could all be rephrased as a re-training of the brain. Once again, by being moved gently and slowly, in a way that creates the felt sense of safety, bodily responses to threat or danger such as muscular protecting, muscular mobilisation or holding of breath are bypassed, slipping beneath ingrained, unconscious habit to reach and offer new information to those parts of the brain that are involved in the storage of our movement maps, movement repertoires and self-images. By building up bodily experiences of ease and internal support we re-configure what we know about our movement potential and become more able to access the inherent intelligence of the human body and the power of a freely moving self.