skill of the Feldenkrais practitioner
is in knowing how to organize you so that all effort
disappears. You learn to rely on your skeleton so that
muscles need no longer work so hard. The resulting sense
of freedom and lightness stays because the experience is
is a method of improving the way you live and move.
By focusing attention on how the different segments
of the body articulate one with the other, the technique
bypasses all structural complications, to concentrate on
improving how you move and act.
practitioner is able to identify those limitations you
impose on yourself.
We get into trouble in our own blind spots so we
cannot see the source of those limitations. It takes an
An original perspective, it is a systems approach, with a
vast array of techniques that allows new patterns to
emerge and so avoid limitations and improve functioning.
It requires a clear understanding of how a perfectly
organized person moves.
group classes, you do the moving:
When you follow instructions in a Feldenkrais class,
you learn that you have the ability to do something about
your own state. By moving in new and unusual ways, long
forgotten muscle combinations are revived: no longer
tense they are involved. The feeling is one of intense
relief, flexibility and control.
well you move determines how effectively and how
enjoyably you can carry out your daily activities.
A few minutes of attention will improve
your basic abilities more than hours of repetitive,
strenuous exercise. You can handle yourself better than
any external agent when you let your body function the
way it was designed to function.