Tag: Feldenkrais

Feld-who?

If you’ve had a little wander about my site you’ve probably figured out that I am a Feldenkrais Practitioner.  Huh?  What’s that?  The better question is who’s that.

Moshe Feldenkrais was a scientist  who used his knowledge of physics and biology, combined with his experience in the martial arts to overcome his own debilitating injury.  How did he do it?  By using the elements we are exploring here.  His success led to others wanting to know more and he developed a method of Learning to Learn that bears his name – The Feldenkrais Method.

Sadly, most people think of the Method as an adjunct to physical therapy, something you do when you want to recover from an injury, get out of back pain or learn how to move better.  But that is only a glimmer of the Method’s potential.

Dr. Feldenkrais used movement as the foundation of his approach because movement is something we all have in common.  It is accessible and is the foundation of everything.  As Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”  But movement is only the platform.  Through exploring our movements in the broadest sense of the word, we learn about ourselves, the choices we unconsciously make, and empower ourselves to live, as Dr. Feldenkrais proposed, our un-avowed dreams.