Sensory Gating, Movement, Touch and Feldenkrais

I’m teaching a Stress and Pain Management series at the Encinitas Community Center at 9 this morning. We are going to talk about sensory gating and how the movement and…

Thinking of Surgery for Knee or Back Pain? Read This First

Evidence continues to mount that some common surgeries are not evidence based. Check out this article.    

Treat Your Feet!

How do you treat your feet? And what would life be like if they were happier? Many people suffer with painful foot conditions – bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, and plain…

Spending for Play, Spending for Feldenkrais

On the front page of the Business Section today there is an article called, “Think Seriously About Spending for Play;” it might as well be called, “The Wisdom of Spending for Feldenkrais.”…

Feldenkrais Can Help You See Differently

I recently received an email with the headline, “Why Nearsightedness Is on the Rise.” The article discussed the rising incidence of nearsightedness, and people wearing glasses for nearsightedness. Ah, I…

What happens in an Individual Feldenkrais Session?

This morning I found an email in my inbox asking, “What happens in an individual Feldenkrais session?” Here’s part of what I said in response: “Hip, neck and back issues…

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…