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Feldenkrais Method is a type of alternative exercise therapy developed by engineer and physicist Moshe Feldenkrais that aims to improve psychological state and body movement by reorganizing connections between the brain and body. It has been recognised for its ability of improving posture, flexibility, coordination, and self-image and alleviating muscular tension and pain.
Feldenkrais Method uses enhancement of self awareness to address the dormant areas of the self and promote a larger and more graceful movements using the innate ability of the nervous system to create change and improve movement. The goal of this technique is to realize and identify any potentially constricting habits and movements and to learn new ways of expanding their range of movement. Becoming more self-aware helps people to be able to better involve more of their body in their movements and motion and may experience an improved sense of physical and emotional functioning.
Feldenkrais Method is based on various principles of physics, biomechanics and a complete understanding of human development. As a form of somatic education, this approach uses gentle movement and directed attention to enhance human functioning and improve bodily movement.
The Feldenkrais Method was specifically designed to treat people with restricted, pained, or an otherwise limited range of motion due to injuries, chronic pain, or other physical or neurological concerns.
The Feldenkrais method has been shown to offer the following benefits:
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A trained observer can assess self-image quite accurately, and to some extent, that is what feldenkrais practitioners do.
People usually come to the method because they have some sort of movement related problem.
The Feldenkrais Method teaches movement, posture and breathing that aims to expand and refine self-awareness in order to decrease pain or limitations in movement and promote well-being.
Young or old, physically challenged or physically fit, anyone can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method.