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What Is The Feldenkrais Method?Instructor Larry Attile

"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself." Moshe Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method is a unique approach to human learning and change, acclaimed for its ability to access the power of the brain to improve many areas of human functioning, including; flexibility, movement, posture and self_image. An integration of biology, neuroscience and psychology the Method explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement and posture, and how habitual ways of moving, feeling, and acting can constrain us to a small portion of our potential.

The Feldenkrais Method uses organic learning, movement, and sensing to free us from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge. The Feldenkrais Method is practiced in two versatile applications:

Awareness Through Movement® exercises employ innovative movement sequences to address every area of the body and all aspects of human functioning. It is of benefit to everyone, and the results call be immediate and profound.

Functional Integration® is a gentle hands-on approach, recognized for its ability to address serious muscular and neurological problems, chronic tension and pain.

Gain renewed health and vitality, relief from pain and stress, and the tools for profound psychological and emotional growth.

Learn innovative ways to improve posture, flexihility, coordination, and ease of movement.

Enhanced physical vitality and emotional well being.

Recover from injuries faster and learn how to avoid them.

Refine occupational, artistic and athletic performance.

Understand the relationship the nervous system and the brain to learning, function and attention.

Created By Moshe Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., (1904-1984), who synthesized insights from physics, motor development, bio-mechanics, psychology, and martial arts to develop a powerful, effective, and practical application, demonstrating the inseparableness of thought, feeling, perception and action.

Dr. Feldenkrais was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. He earned his D.Sc. in Physics from the Sorbonne and was a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris, where they conducted research together. He was also a respected Judo instructor and author of several important books on the subject.

Living in England in the 1940's, Feldenkrais found himself unable to walk after suflering a serious injury. He began an intense exploration into the relationship between bodily movement, and healing, feeling, thinking, and learning. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name.

Before he passed away in 1984, in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Feldenkrais personally trained a small group of practitioners to continue his work. Today there are over 6,000 Feldenkrais Practitioners around the globe. His insights contributed to the development of the new field of somatic education and continue to influence disciplines such as the music, dance, education, psychology, child development, physical and occupational therapy, sports and gerontology.


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Feldenkrais Celebrity and Famous Testimonials

Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision that I have found nowhere else. - Peter Brook. Film & Stage Director

I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion andflexibility, and help all of usfeel more comfortable in our bodies. - Andrew Weil, MD, Author

The Feldenkrais Method is the rrwst sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of fimction. - Margaret Mead, PhD

Anthropologist Afterjust a few rrwments of the Feldenkrais exercises, people often find themselves, as ifby magic, easily doing things with their bodies that they never thought possible. - New Age Magazine The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious. - Yehudi Menuhin, Famed Violinist

Dr Moshe Feldenkrais' method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience I know the remarkable results achieved. - David Ben-Gurion, First. Prime Minister of Israel

Following the program with Feldenkrais, patients showed significant improvement in their levels of pain, decreased ( numbers of medications, and increased quality of life. - American Journal of Pain Management

The Feldenkrais Method has had remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from the debilitating to the merely nagging. - Science Digest

Dr Moshe Feldenkrais has developed a system that is many years ahead of converttional medical understanding. - Martin Rossman, M.D., Author

I can't say enough good things about the Feldenkrais Method. I believe its made the difference between continuing my competitive running career and retiring prematurely. - Chris Boyd, National Track Champion

After years of back problems, the Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to remllinfree of pain. They are by far the most effectim and pleasurable exercises I have ever done. - Joseph Botkin

Feldenkrais represents a revolution in human health. - Smithsonian Magazine After suffering a serions stroke 10 years ago, my doctor told me I would never walk again. Thanks to David Zemach- Bersin and the Feldenkrais Method I am still walking today. - Dora Good

The Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury. - Duffy Waldorf, PGA Pro

The Feldenkrais work has had an enormous effect on the way I run and on the way I live my life. My knee problem vanished. I've increased my mileage considerably without a trace of difficulty. And I'm rurming faster - Bruce Holmes, Runner's World