Feldenkrais: what is it?
The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic learning system. It is a way of improving our movement, by looking at the patterns of our habits, and examining how they help or hold us back in what we are doing or want to do.
To learn more about Moshe Feldenkrais, its inventor, click here.
How does it work?
Scientists like Norman Doidge have shown that the brain is able to re-wire and constantly keep learning throughout life. (contrary to old ideas that we stop learning when we are adult). You can change how you think, move and rest at any age, if you understand how to ‘re-wire’ your nervous system.
The Feldenkrais Method harnesses the brain’s ability to constantly evolve; using subtle movements to optimise brain connections with our skeleton, muscles and soft tissues. By this unique combining of explorative movement with learning a physical self-awareness you are able to develop an ability to enabling you to be and move ‘smart’, improving both posture, strength and flexibility in the way you move and live. Feldenkrais is a educative method for self-directed neuroplasticity.
Who is it for?
Feldenkrais is for everybody, of any age; and well suited to people suffering from on-going musculo-skeletal pain. It also can work effectively for people with neurological conditions; those who have had strokes; or children with developmental challenges.
Whether you want to on the one hand be more comfortable working at your desk, bending down, playing with your children; or on the other, improve professional level performance of sports and Arts, Feldenkrais is an extraordinary tool.