American’s are living longer but for many of us those extra years are fraught with aches, pains and debilitation. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlights the gains in longevity along with the increase in chronic conditions that result in decreased quality of life. Is this downward slide really due to aging as some suggest? Or, could aging (as opposed to getting older which none of us has any control over) be the result of lifestyle choices – diet, smoking, lack of exercise, chronic stress, lack of social engagement, etc.? The answer, no doubt, is complex. Still, joining a Feldenkrais class gives you a leg up (literally and figuratively) on aging. The simple movements are designed to keep (or help you rediscover) your body supple and your mind alert.