The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education
Feldenkrais' Awareness Through Movement.
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais created and developed the Feldenkrais Method throughout his life. This approach is designed to create and then strengthen the mind/body connection through holistic means. Most of this connecting happens during a lessons called Awareness Through Movement. The term is perfect because it describes exactly what is happening during the lessons. As students move, they're directed by an instructor to focus on different parts of their body, to recognize how muscles, joints, bones, and everything else works together to make movement happen. Then, they make tiny adaptions to see how that changes the movement. Through small adaptations, a deeper awareness develops and the ability to communicate more directly with the body is created. This can be a life-changing experience and open doors to joyful movement that had not been explored before.
This YouTube clip has excellent information on Feldenkrais' Awareness Through Movement , the cultivation of easy, skillful movement.
In this YouTube video, Russell Delman Explains The Feldenkrais Method
This clip is a short collection of movement images, a modern preview of feldenkrais.
This youtube video shows a feldenkrais class in action.
Norman Doidge, author of 'The Brain that Changes Itself' has a new book out titled 'The Brain's Way of Healing'. Click here to download Chapter 5, all about the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
The International Feldenkrais Federation has released eight new videos on YouTube.
They are short, excellent examples of Moshe Feldenkrais' work, and can be viewed by clicking on the links in this page.
This short youTube video explains succinctly how the Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think, and feel.
Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve you overall well being. Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier.
Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements.
Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method.
After experiencing Feldenkrais lessons, people often express feelings of relaxation and ease. They may breathe more freely and find their thoughts have more clarity.
Feldenkrais lessons teach you the means to take charge of your own improvement and are offered in two ways, enabling you to discover which learning style is most appropriate for your needs.
In Awareness Through Movement lessons, the teacher verbally guides you through a sequence of gentle movements intended to help you develop a greater awareness of how you move. These lessons occur in a group setting.
Functional Integration lessons are designed to meet your personal needs.
Communicating through touch and movement in addition to words, the teacher guides you in your one-on-one process of self-discovery.
Regardless of which learning style you choose, the Feldenkrais Method can help you overcome limitations brought on by stress, misuse, accident, or illness.
Here are seven SenseAbility articles from the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America (FEFNA). To view, click on their titles below.
The Shoulders & Rib Cage ,
The Back ,
The Thorax - The Forgotten Link in Human Motion ,
The Feldenkrais Method for Musicians .
To access our collection of Feldenkrais Method Videos, click here.
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