The method that Moshe Feldenkrais developed powerfully enhances our capacity for change, while honoring individual learning styles. Grounded in the process of learning and awareness, this method teaches new, more effective ways to address neuromuscular limitations that contribute to pain and dysfunction, and/or limit our ability to carry out certain actions with grace and fluidity.
Being human, our capacity for learning in unparalleled. However, in adapting to changing situations, our learning can work for or against us. When it is necessary or desirable to adapt to change, this method provides the means to know what to learn, and how to learn it. Our nervous system's self-organizing processes - accessed through intention, attention, and movement - are used to transform and refine our every activity. The singular genius of these lessons is that they use bodily movement, actual and imagined, to focus learning at the juncture of thought and action. By paying attention to sensory-motor differences, we create the awareness necessary to free us from habitual action. In turn, we make way for new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling.
The lessons produce a feeling of deep relaxation, while improving flexibility, coordination, and overall vitality. The results are often dramatic, resulting in significantly better movement skills, greater spontaneity or thought and action, and the alleviation of chronic tension and pain.
Clearly on the leading edge of human development techniques, the method has gained widespread popularity in the United States and Europe, and is widely recommended by physicians, physical therapists, and others interested in improving physical performance. Additionally, it has been featured in Newsweek, Smithsonian, Science Digest, Runner's World, Dance Magazine, Quest, Yoga Journal, and countless other books and publications.