New to Feldenkrais?

Mosher FeldenkraisThe Feldenkrais Method® is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change originally developed by Moshe Feldenkrais who was an Israeli engineer, physicist and judo expert. The method (sometimes referred to as "Awareness Through Movement") is based on sound principles of physics, neurology and physiology, and the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Feldenkrais is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension (including back pain and other common ailments), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems.

In Feldenkrais classes, students typically begin by lying on comfortable mats (lessons are taught using a variety of positions, including sitting in chairs and standing). Using a combination of guided attention and pleasant, purposeful movement, lessons guide you through the essential dynamic relationships in a particular pattern of movement and action. Unlike traditional exercise, where movements can become mechanical and the objective is to burn calories, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement teaches you the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action. This emphasis on sensory learning results in movement and vitality that are more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains. The lessons are easy to do, of benefit to everyone, and the results can be extraordinary.

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