From the moment you are born, your central nervous system develops itself through movement, play, curiosity, and discovery. As our movement capacity to connect with our environment grows in our earliest years, our social-emotional intelligence and mental understanding of the world follow and inspire further exploration. This organic neuro-physical learning, combined with self-awareness, is the foundation of both the individual sessions and group learning in the Feldenkrais method.
Rather than asking people to copy movements and postures, the Feldenkrais method invites you to mindfully play with movement ideas that emerge from everyday activities such as sitting, standing, bending, reaching, twisting, etc. The method engages your nervous system through self-awareness, imagination, exploration, and creativity in movement. It prompts your brain to efficiently align the way you move with your desire, the given situation, and your body’s potential, as opposed to reacting from habits and compensation patterns.
In this way, the Feldenkrais method has helped thousands of people to regain activities that are important and meaningful to them, ranging from playing with their children, to walking, dancing, meditating, or simply experiencing pleasure in daily activities.
By practicing Feldenkrais many people who experienced long-term tension, pain, low energy, stress, and insomnia found lasting relief and increased their capacity to move. It has helped many people to age with grace and vitality. Many movement professionals have found invaluable ways to expand their potential and prevent injuries.