Five Good Reasons To Do Feldenkrais

1. You work too hard. You are hard-wired to learn, and most things you do, you could learn to do more easily. With Feldenkrais, you’ll learn strategies to reduce the effort…

Rollers Can Feel Awesome

There’s a trendy – and painful – use of foam rollers sometimes recommended by fitness gurus and physical therapists. People roll their full weight with a hard roller. As one…

Norman Doidge Spreads the Word About Feldenkrais in His New Book

Norman Doidge’s new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, spends two chapters on Feldenkrais and the Feldenkrais Method. Salon has published an article on the book, featuring one of my…

Is Feldenkrais the Brain’s Way of Healing?

Norman Doidge’s new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, is stirring up a lot of discussion about the Feldenkrais Method®. Doidge, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, writes about methods that are working right…

Most Stretching is a Waste of Time

It’s true – most stretching is a waste of time. And that’s not an opinion, it’s fact. But every time someone asks me about stretching – “How much should I…

Feldenkrais is More Like Wine Tasting Than Exercise

Feldenkrais aficionados spend a lot of time saying what Feldenkrais is not – not exercise, not therapy, not “fixing,” not yoga, etc., etc. Here  is a wonderful post by my…

Research Links Living Near Busy Road to Heart Disease in Women

A new study correlates the distance of a woman’s home from a busy road with heart disease. Interestingly, the article discussing the research only talks about pollution from the traffic…

How is a Sleeping Puppy Like a Feldenkrais Student?

Fascinating new research asks why baby mammals twitch in their sleep. It turns out that twitching that occurs during sleep produces far more brain activity than larger movements that happen…

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

As a runner and a person who helps others learn better movement, I hear a lot about plantar fasciitis. This short article appeared in the New York Times Science section yesterday…

Managing Grief, Returning to Better Function

Several loved ones had to put down long-term companion animals this last week, and their resulting grief was sobering. My oldest dog hurt his back and I’ve spent hours doing…