The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.
The Feldenkrais Method® is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Feldenkrais® explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement, posture and learning, and how our habits can constrain us to a small portion of our potential.
Through our personal history, upbringing, culture, injuries, and illnesses, we each adopt patterns of physical and psychological behavior. These patterns are deeply embedded in our nervous system and often created unnecessary physical and psychological limitations. The Feldenkrais Method® uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.
Through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, Feldenkrais® enables you to include more of your self in your functioning movements by raising awareness of habitual neuromuscular patterns and expanding options for new ways of moving. You can increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method® assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.