The Feldenkrais Method
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Developed by engineer and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), the Feldenkrais Method® of movement education is now practiced the world over. Applications of the Feldenkrais Method of learning range from rehabilitation and injury prevention, to music instruction, dance, theater education, and athletic training. Feldenkrais® lessons can address the ways of moving and holding that lead to pain and injury, improve everyday movements and refine highly skilled activities and, most importantly, deepen pleasure in daily life. The Feldenkrais Method is most effective for learning complex and refined skills, developing the “sixth” sense—kinesthesia—the perception of movement, and changing one’s own habits and ways of moving.
The following articles, written by Lawrence Wm. Goldfarb, CFT, Ph.D. take an anecdotal approach to introducing the philosophy and practice of the method: