Author, Ralph Strauch

Ralph Strauch
Ralph Strauch is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm practicing in Pacific Palisades, California. He writes and teaches about the importance of self-awareness in being fully human. He was trained in the Feldenkrais Method in 1983 by Moshe Feldenkrais, the originator of the Method, and has been in practice ever since. His academic training was as a theoretical mathematician specializing in probability theory, with a Ph.D. in statistics. Before going into the Feldenkrais work, he was a senior mathematician at the Rand Corporation.
Focusing your Touch
Advanced Training in the Feldenkrais Method
Media: 2 CDs in a Jewel Case or MP3 Download
Price: $25.00
Description: Your tactile and proprioceptive systems provide much more information than you actually use. Learn to better selectively filter that information to improve your sensitivity and touch.
The Reality Illusion
How You Make the World You Experience
Media: Book, Paperback, 224 Pages, Illustrated
Price: $15.95
Description: The external world is a "rich reality" offering a far wider menu of possibilities than most of us realize.
Training the Whole Person
Media: Article
Excerpt: Inadequate assumptions about how people learn too often cripple employee training programs. Inefficiency and low productivity are the undesirable results.
Tigers and Tunnel Vision
Media: Article
Excerpt: A tiger steps in front of you, less than 50 yards down the path! The world suddenly changes.
Tai Chi and the Feldenkrais Method
Media: Article
Excerpt: When I met Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980, I had been doing Tai Chi for about 10 years, and had thought a lot about the lessons it has to teach about how we move and function in the world.
Good Posture Flows from Self-Awareness
Media: Article
Excerpt: Most people think of posture in terms of alignment — proper posture means sitting or standing up straight, with your chest out and your shoulders back.
The Process of Functional Integration
Media: Article
Excerpt: The work seems so gentle, so non-intrusive, that people often find its effectiveness surprising.
An Overview of the Feldenkrais Method
Media: Article
Excerpt: The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning — learning to move more freely and easily, to carry less stress in your body, to stop doing the things that cause you pain.
Emotional Stress and Body Organization
Media: Article
Excerpt: Feeling states and body organization are closely intertwined. Your body amplifies your emotions in the same way your stereo amplifier amplifies music.
A Crisis of Perception
Media: Article
Excerpt: Approaching the millennium, humanity faces an interlocking array of potential crises. Some affect us as isolated individuals and some as a larger society, while some threaten the whole of humankind.
Connecting with the Earth
Media: Article
Excerpt: Human beings and our hominid ancestors have walked upright for over three million years — mostly barefoot on natural terrain, in a continuing and intimate relationship with the Earth beneath their feet.