What is the Feldenkrais Method?
The Feldenkrais Method assumes that human beings have transformational potential and that all people, regardless of their age or condition, have the ability to learn.
The Feldenkrais Method is an educational system that develops a functional awareness of the self in the environment and utilizes the fact that the body is the primary vehicle for learning.
The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to working with people which expands their repertoire of movements, enhances awareness, improves function and enables people to express themselves more fully.
The Feldenkrais Method is a sensory motor learning system. It is a self-discovery process using functional movement exercises and self awareness with relaxed attention. Its aim is to help an individual to perform with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. The Feldenkrais Method, by helping the nervous system to reprogram its functioning, facilitates one to overcome many of the problems arising from injuries, faulty habits, bottlenecks in training, structural problems and brain functioning.
The Feldenkrais Method aims to develop movement through an organic learning ability of the nervous system (like the way infants learned to hold up our head, crawl, and walk). The emphasis is on the learning process, "how" the body programs a movement; not the how far, how fast, or how hard. People are asked only to perform what they can do comfortably. Participants are actively encouraged to move only in their comfort zone.