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The Feldenkrais Method 2017-03-29T03:25:30+00:00

Listen to Dr. Paul Christo, leading pain expert from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, interview Paris Kern about the Feldenkrais Method on National Public Radio.

The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful resource for everyone who wants to feel and function better.

A brilliantly practical synthesis of biology, physics, neuro-science and motor development, the Feldenkrais Method, founded by Moshe Feldenkrais engages the brain’s natural plasticity, in order to improve life. It is safe, enjoyable, broadly effective and helpful for people of all ages and abilities.

The Feldenkrais Method is available in two complimentary forms: hands-on Functional Integration® individual sessions and Awareness Through Movement® group classes. Both forms give the brain an immediate opportunity to benefit the body’s comfort and function. Feldenkrais movements and touch can improve our comfort, posture, flexibility, mobility, co-ordination and underlying muscular-skeletal organization. It can help us heal and regain function after injury, and improve our sense of wellbeing. It also improves the clarity of thinking and enhances creativity. In the course of the training program, it becomes clear to everyone how well organized and efficient movement is connected with thought and creativity. The Feldenkrais Method allows our nervous system to interrupt old habits of posture and movement and gives us access to new options and sense of wellbeing.

TWO MODALITIES

BENEFITS OF THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD

The Feldenkrais Method is a general approach to human improvement. Safe, non-strenuous and effective, the Feldenkrais Method improves the body’s comfort and function by engaging the power of the brain. The Feldenkrais Method has a profound and general effect, and can make everything we do, easier and more comfortable. The Feldenkrais Method is broadly beneficial and appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.

The Feldenkrais Method provides…

  • Relief from muscular-skeletal and joint pain, including; discomfort in your back, neck, head, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, hands, pelvis, and jaw.

  • Improved flexibility and quality of movement.

  • Improved standing and sitting posture.

  • Quick recovery from injury and surgery.

  • Improved health of your joints and mobility.

  • Better stability and balance.

  • Reduced muscular tension, stress and anxiety.

  • Gain renewed vitality, health and emotional well-being.

  • Greater ease and pleasure and all your physical activities.

  • Improved comfort and performance in all performing arts and athletic activities.

  • Reduced muscular effort and improved muscular efficiency.

  • Restore lost function with neurological issues such as multiple sclerosis and stroke.

  • Improved ease of movement and co-ordination.

  • Improved mood and energy levels.

  • Reduced inflammation and improved circulation.

  • Improved breathing.

  • Improved self-image and sense of well-being.

  • Healthy aging and brain fitness.

  • Improved ability to relax and sleep.

  • Encourage development of new neural pathways.

Related Links

Listen to a sample lesson and watch videos about the Feldenkrais Method on our Resources page.


The Feldenkrais Method is the most extraordinary way of enhancing human abilities I have encountered…Skilled practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method are able to effect remarkable improvement in a wide range of neuromuscular conditions from cerebral palsy, brain injury, and stroke to back, neck and shoulder pain.

–Walter Witryol, M.D., Faculty
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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