The Feldenkrais Method® is named after its originator, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, DSc (1904 – 1984), a Russian-born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator. The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
How does THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® achieve these results?
Increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.
The Feldenkrais Method® is based on principles of physics, bio-mechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development.By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method® assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.
” Feldenkrais work is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function” – Margret Mead
“We do not achieve… by repetition, muscular exercising or by increasing speed and force, but by widening and refining the cerebral control of the muscle range” – Moshe Feldenkrais D.Sc, The Potent Self