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Moshe on learning

“…self-knowledge through awareness is the goal of reeducation. As we become aware of what we are doing in fact, and not what we say or think we are doing, the way to improvement is wide open to us.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

“Moshe to his students on learning”

While you learn, would you please make your faces not so serious that you would think you’re mourning over someone.  There is nothing more pleasant, more important, more interesting than learning…..We are learning-and….being serious means not learning, but rather trying to learn, not understanding what’s being taught and writing it down so you can study it to satisfy the teacher.  (Moshe Feldernkrais, Amherst 6/9/80)

Printed in The Feldenkrais Journal, #24 2011 – Letter from the Editor – Katrin Smithback

‘Moshe’ on organic learning

Organic learning is essential. It can also be therapeutic in essence. It is healthier to learn than to be a patient or even cured. Life is a process not a thing. And, processes go well if there are many ways to influence them. We need more ways to do what we want than the one we know – even it is is a good one in itself. ‘Moshe Feldenkrais’

‘Moshe’ on disconnect of self

My way of looking at the mind and the body, if you want to understand it is to help make that structure of the entire human being to be well-integrated, functionally well-integrated. To make that change you have to rewire the mind in a special way. The way we do things now is completely futile. It makes everybody alienated from themselves. Moshe Feldenkrias

‘Moshe’ on being vulnerable

Most people spend their whole lives using their strengths to cover up and hide their weaknesses said Feldenkrais. But if you surrender to your weakness theirein lies your pathway to genius.


‘Moshe’ on learning is a life gift

Learning is the gift of life. A special kind of learning: that of knowing oneself. (People) learn to know ´how´ they are acting and thus are able to do ´what´ they want. – the intense living of their unavowed and sometimes declared, dreams.  Moshe Feldenkrais


‘Moshe” on intention of Feldenkrais

The aim is a body that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength but increased consciousness of how it works.