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“She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain

When Moshe Feldenkrais was fourteen, after years of Jews being attacked in anti-Semitic Russian pogroms, he set out alone to walk from Belarus to Palestine. A pistol in his boot, a math text in his sack, and with no official documents or papers, he crossed marshes and endured temperatures of 40 degrees below as he traversed the Russian frontier in the winter of 1918–19.
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Feldenkrais Lessons for You and Your Dog

Mary Debono’s book, Grow Young with Your Dog, guides you through the process of learning basic hands-on techniques to help your canine companion. She introduces you to your dog’s skeleton and how to move your best friend in a way that is gentle and helps facilitate healing. Based on the Feldenkrais Method®, Mary calls her [...]
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Why I Do Feldenkrais Instead of Yoga

When I was trying to be a yogi, I wasn’t being myself. I didn’t intend to stop doing yoga. I had practiced fairly consistently for more than a decade, beginning with ashtanga, switching to Baron Baptiste’s Power Yoga (Boston, Denver) before migrating to Forrest yoga (Denver) where I ultimately and joyfully did a handstand. But [...]
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The Use of the Eyes

For many of our actions, the eye is the initiator of the action. In catching or hitting a ball, in walking through a room full of furniture, driving a car or flying a plane, skiing or doing one of the many martial arts, the body moves in response to visual cues. In fact, this function is so important that I believe that organizing the body for motion is the major function of the visual system.