logo
flag   

Health Categories & Therapies
Feldenkrais

What is Feldenkrais?

The Feldenkrais method is an educational system intended to give a greater functional awareness of the self. The method uses movement and awareness as the primary vehicle for learning. It is perhaps due to this focus on physical movements that the Feldenkrais Method is often classified as a complementary and alternative medicine. The Feldenkrais Method attracts the attention of those who want to improve their movement repertoire (as dancers, musicians, artists), who want to reduce their pain or limitations in movement, or who want to use the method as a way to improve their well-being and personal development. Advocates claim the Feldenkrais Method often improves movement-related pain (e.g. pain in backs, knees, hips, shoulders), and leads to better functioning in cases of stroke or cerebral palsy. A central tenet of the Feldenkrais Method is that improving ability to move can improve one's overall well-being. Practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method generally refrain from diagnosis, or referring to the Feldenkrais Method as therapy.

Feldenkrais first taught the method in Tel Aviv to 13 students. He later came to the United States in the early 1970s, where he taught at Esalen. He subsequently gave two professional trainings in the US, in San Francisco (1975-77) and Amherst, Massachusetts (1980-83).
find out more by contacting a specialist >>


Articles Associated with Feldenkrais

Hybrid Training
I have written in the past about the need to regularly change your program variables (every 2 -3 weeks) including: Repetitions - number of times you complete the movement Sets - a group of repetitions together Time under tension (eccentric - lowering phase/concentric - lifting phase/ isometric -
AMAZING ACUPRESSURE POINT SERIES #9: SPLEEN 6 (Sp 6)
AMAZING ACUPRESSURE POINT SERIES #9: SPLEEN 6 (Sp 6) Pinyin Name – San Yin Jiao English Translations – Three Yin Meeting, Three Yin Intersection, Three Yin Crossing   Spleen 6 is the acupressure point where the three hind leg meridians, Spleen – Kidney – Liver, intersect energetically. This acupoint is commonly used
Is There A Right Or Wrong Way To Move?
The short answer is no. Less simplistically, and more importantly is to answer with the question: Does it serve your intention?Life can be lived on automatic pilot, where we can lose track of our deepest desires, dreams and intentions. When we lose sight of our intentions, when we
Feldenkrais
The Feldenkrais method is an educational system intended to give a greater functional awareness of the self. The method uses movement and awareness as the primary vehicle for learning. It is perhaps due to this focus on physical movements that the Feldenkrais Method is often classified as a