The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method was named after its founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Born in Russia in 1904, the physicist practiced judo and other active sports in his youth and thus developed a keen interest in efficient movement. Motivated to help others, he discovered revolutionary connections between physical movements and how we think and feel. Decades of research thus resulted in two interconnected paths to increased body awareness, which he called Awareness through Movement® and Functional Integration®. Awareness through Movement® and Functional Integration® are a new way of thinking about movement!
What can you expect from the Feldenkrais Method?
- Improved mobility
- Greater ease of movement
- Freedom from pain in the back and joints
- Reduction of stress and tension
- Functional improvement in case of movement restrictions
- Improved posture and coordination
- Improved performance at work, during sports or when doing your hobbies
- Increased performance and endurance
- Increased learning ability and creativity
The Feldenkrais Method is a learning process
It leads you as a student to learn about your organization and "functioning" and to refine your body awareness. You become aware of your skeleton and musculature, locate your joints, and discover different ways to perform a movement. As a result, you learn to better adapt to the conditions. Movements become easier, more comfortable and more economical. The courses are for anyone who wants to continue their personal development and improve their skills in daily life and work.
The Swiss Feldenkrais Association has created nice videos for clear explanation: