About the Feldenkrais Method
What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Using movement to explore our possibilities for action in the world, the Method is a unique and innovative approach to learning and change.
Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, DSc., the Feldenkrais Method synthesizes ideas from diverse fields, including physics, biomechanics, the martial arts, and human development. Using movement to bring attention to all parts of the self, Feldenkrais students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and learn to expand their options to develop new ways of moving and acting.
The Method is utilized in clinics and hospitals, primary schools and universities, and dance, music, and theater programs. It consists of two compelling and versatile applications: Awareness Through Movement®andFunctional Integration®. Both modalities harness the nervous system’s ability to self-organize towards more effective and intelligent action. The Feldenkrais Methodis useful for people of all ages and abilities. It can be used to restore function lost through aging, injury, or disease. It can also be used by anyone to move and act more gracefully, with increased fluency and effectiveness and less pain and discomfort.
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