“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity. ”
Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.
The Feldenkrais Method® is not exercise. It is more meditation than it is exercise but more movement than you generally find in meditation. Either through a class setting or an individual lesson, you learn to slow down, reduce efforts, and sense movements so that variations to your patterns can be noticed. This allows you to self-discover easier, new possibilities and more efficient movements that support your rehabilitation and your health and well-being. Initial benefits are enhanced when you create a program using a series of individual lessons along with classes.
The Feldenkrais Method® has as it’s CORE a series of ‘Awareness’ through Movement® lessons.
The PROCESS is one of attention to your comfort and your ability to move within your comfort zone. The hundreds of ‘movement’ lessons anatomically are designed to ‘re-awaken’ parts of yourself that are not being used in an action. The more one can sense and start to use those parts the more opportunity there is to re-learn how to distribute efforts throughout the whole skeleton creating more efficient action. The goal is to challenge your mind and discover ways to fine-tune your movement abilities through sensing variations in performing any given action.
Individual Functional Integration® lessons are one-on-one with a practitioner.
In an Individual Functional Integration® lesson the practitioner is co-creating with you the experience of quieting old patterns and discovering new possibilities through the practitioners educated support, touch and guidance encouraging the personal awareness.
Exponential learning occurs and an interface with old patterns and new possibilities begin.
- An engaged learner is able to enhance his/her experience of rehabilitation and make each therapy suggestion more relevant.
- An engaged learner is able to maintain wellness . He/she is able to notice a discomfort and find a variation BEFORE that area becomes a painful situation.
An engaged learner, no matter what age, can change the trajectory of prediction that carries with it a decline in ability.
“Find your true weakness and surrender to it. Therein lies the path to genius. Most people spend their lives using their strengths to overcome or cover up their weaknesses. Those few who use their strengths to incorporate their weaknesses, who don’t divide themselves, those people are very rare. In any generation there are a few and they led their generation.”
Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc.