The Feldenkrais-Method is a system which uses gentle movement exercises to increase body awareness and improve the ease, balance, and effectiveness of action. It is based on the fact that human beings have the ability to learn and to widen their potential their whole lifetime.
Based on his experience as Physicist and Judomaster, Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984) developed a method leading to a more holistic image of our body and ourselves. Moshé Feldenkrais believed that improving movement is the most direct way to improve the quality of life.
Many tensions, pains and lack of well-being result from our way of viewing ourselves and from using our bodies in a disconnected fashion. Unaware of what we are doing we limit ourselves in our possibilities. In the Feldenkrais Method we learn to raise awareness, to recognise habits in movement and posture, and through finding new options, to widen our range and ability of movement.
The Feldenkrais-Method helps you to
- Improve your posture and co-ordination of movement
- Become more comfortable sitting and standing
- Release muscular tension and stress
- Relieve physical discomfort or pain
- Maintain or regain your flexibility
- Improve your performance (dance, music, theatre, martial arts)
- Increase awareness of your body
“To become more flexible also means to become more lively – physically, emotionally and mentally.” (Moshé Feldenkrais)
Anyone wishing to improve the quality of their everyday life and activities can benefit, regardless of age or physical condition.
The Feldenkrais-Method is available in two forms: