about feldenkrais

About the Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method, named after its founder Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, uses slow and precise movement sequences to engage your brain through your body and nervous system. Through your neuromuscular system it activates more parts of your brain by helping your muscles move outside of their habitual pattern.

Feldenkrais movement sequences are all about learning to make movement easier, all the time. They have a practical focus and result in better functioning in everyday activities.

Dr Feldenkrais believed that the unity of mind and body was an objective reality.

"They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning. A brain without a body could not think; at least, the continuing of mental functions is assured by corresponding motor functions. ...

There is little doubt in my mind that the motor function, and perhaps the muscles themselves, are part and parcel of our higher functions. This is not true only of those higher functions like singing, painting and loving, which are impossible without muscular activity, but also of thinking, recalling,remembering and feeling."

And that the best way to change the whole was via the body.

"The advantage of approaching the unity of mental and muscular life through the body lies in the fact that the muscle expression is simpler because it is concrete and easier to locate. It is also incomparably easier to make a person aware of what is happening in the body, therefore the body approach yields faster and more direct results. On acting on the significant parts of the body,such as the eyes, the neck, the breath, or the pelvis, it is easy to effect striking changes of mood on the spot."

In summary, by improving our awareness of our body through movement, the Feldenkrais Method® brings us closer to realising our full human potential. Bringing this into our lives, we learn to move more freely, with greater ease,flexibility and grace.

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about feldenkrais


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