Moshe Feldenkrais

Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris as a mechanical engineer. As a semi-professional soccer player and the first European black belt in judo, he was an active person who was intensely engaged with his environment. Sport-related injuries to his knees led him to a comprehensive self-study to see if improvement was possible. The Feldenkrais Method,which he subsequently developed, is a method of LEARNING, which uses simple, gentle body movements as the means of developing self-awareness. Widely used by musicians, singers, actors, dancers, and athletes, the Feldenkrais Method has been shown to have therapeutic benefits and may function as a complement to medical care.

Photo Courtesy Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

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2 responses to “Moshe Feldenkrais

  1. I wonder how this method compares (and contrasts) with the mindful awareness and mindfulness method taught and proclaimed, for instance, by Dan Siegel or John Kabat-Zinn…

    • Will, I could not do your question as much justice as someone who has enjoyed in depth study on the differences in Moshe’s material and that of those who came after him. His name is Jeff Haller. He was one of Moshe’s direct students and now a trainer of practitioners. His site url is http://www.insidemoves.org

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