The Feldenkrais Method

A somatic training  that teaches awareness and ways to change habitual painful movement patterns. Gentle movements of either self or practitioner are used to help one’s body to learn the most efficient and effortless way to move.  

There is an emphasis on gentleness. If there is pain, do less or stop. Imagination is a powerful thing, and in the Feldenkrais Method and no less elsewhere. Imagine the movements, if doing them is painful or not possible for today. Freedom of movements will come eventually.  

The ways you can learn to do a Feldenkrais movement is to follow the practitioner’s instructions either verbal or with the help of the practitioner’s hands.  

The two modalities used to teach are Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration.  

Awareness Through Movement is verbal instructions of movement sequences often in a group. Most often are the students lying on the floor and there is no mirroring of an ideal way to perform the movement pattern. These movements can be slow or quick, small or large, and often organized around a particular function. They give the student a new awareness about gravity, movement quality and movement functions.  

Functional Integration is hands-on instructions. The practitioner guides through gentle non-invasive touches. The client should wear comfortable clothes to be able to follow the hands of the practitioner. The lesson is custom tailored for that particular person at that unique moment.

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