Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) was educated as a mechanical engineer in France at the Ecole Specialedes Travaux Public and then later he received his Doctor of Science in engineering at the University of Paris. Moshe was a semi-professional soccer player and while in Paris studied judo. Sport-related injuries to his knees led him to a comprehensive self-study to see if improvement was possible as during that time period the medical choices he was given didn’t meet his need. His only choice was to loose his leg. 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 complements medical care.
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Photo Courtesy Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel