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Feldenkrais

What is Feldenkrais ?

Feldenkrais is a unique educational method focusing on learning and movement, which is said to bring about improved movement and enhanced functioning. The originator was an engineer and physicist - Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) who was also Judo teacher.

The benefits are stated as :
  • Relief from tension and muscular pain
  • Easier and fuller breathing
  • Greater relaxation and well-being
  • Improved performance in sport, dance, music and drama
  • Greater ease in everyday activities
  • Increased vitality

    "Moshe Feldenkrais, DSc, was a distinguished scientist and engineer whose career included work at the Curie Institute in Paris in the 1930's. He was also a respected Judo instructor, and was a founder of the Ju Jitsu Club in Paris.

    It was, however, in the relationship between bodily movement and our ways of thinking, feeling and learning that Feldenkrais achieved his greatest success. An injury to his knee in his youth threatened him with severe disability in middle age. Despite being given little hope of ever walking normally, Feldenkrais refused surgery and instead applied his extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology and engineering, as well as his mastery of martial arts, to healing his own knee.

    During the process he realised the vital importance of working with the whole body and indeed the whole self in order to achieve lasting, radical change. His insights contributed to the development of the new field of somatic education, and continue to influence disciplines such as physical medicine, gerontology, the arts, education and psychology."

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    Acknowledgements :
    Feldenkrais Guild UK - www.feldenkrais.co.uk



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