"When we have relieved all the unnecessary tensions (that have been built up in the course of development as the only means of reacting to the environment available at that time, that have be come useless at present), we can obtain a better and easier comportment. Thus, if we eliminate from standing all that is extraneous to it, such as standing manly, femininely, authoritatively, nicely, efficiently, arrogantly, proudly, or meekly and all the other cross motivations that we cultivate in childhood and adolescence with such wholehearted conviction of doing right, there remains standing as dictated by the structure of the body and its nervous mechanisms. A stance that is rare, but of which we are all capable." Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self pp. 237-8.
The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, developed over 40 years of study and research by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, is a revolutionary approach to understanding human functioning and for improving both physical and mental performance. Throughout the world, the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education is growing in recognition and in its relevance in the sciences, the arts and rehabilitation. The applications of the method range from reducing pain, improving orthopedic, neurological and learning difficulties, to enhancing performance of professional athletes, dancers, musicians, and actors. People from all walks of life are drawn to the method for its ability to achieve greater levels of comfort, increase mobility and range of motion, improve coordination and flexibility, expand self–awareness, enhance self image and evoke greater clarity and vitality.
Feldenkrais exercises are called Awareness Through Movement. They are designed to access the motor centers of your brain and provide the information your body needs for optimum improvement. With these remarkable exercises your nervous system will automatically form new neuromuscular pathways, creating improved body usage, health and vitality.