The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator, born at the beginning of the last century. The Feldenkrais Method uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve human functioning.
Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and modern science’s understanding of learning and human development. Through movement sequences that bring attention to parts of yourself that are out of awareness, the Method helps you refine your self image. You can then include more of yourself in your function and movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.
The improvement of physical functioning is not necessarily an end in itself. Improvement is based on a broader functional awareness, which is often the gateway to a more generalized enhancement of physical functioning.