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