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Better Judo – Part 1 – January 1948

by Moti Nativ – 2017 The first article in this series contains clues that, from our perspective as Feldenkrais Method practitioners, we can identify as basic concepts of the Feldenkrais Method. Here Moshe made an effort to provide a logical background for acquiring master skills that cannot actually be taught. Feldenkrais begins by pointing out [...]
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The New York Times Discovers The Feldenkrais Method

Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain By JANE E. BRODY OCT. 30, 2017 After two hour-long sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension [...]
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Logical Levels in Learning & Problem Resolution

If we consider a class of possible movements, we are no longer burdened with trying to remember all the detailed members of the class. We can recall the class and know what is possible. Once the class is formed, then other possible movements belonging to that class can emerge into our awareness. Again, our dolphin made the generalization and came up with behaviors never observed in the species before!
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How I got into the Feldenkrais Method®

Like most people, I came to the Feldenkrais Method because I was in pain. Through most of my life, I had experienced a lot of anxiety. I was pretty happy until I got into school. Then life became rather confusing for me. I was dyslexic (and still am to some degree), and reading was tough. Recognizing the difference between a ‘d’ and ‘b’ was nearly impossible. It seemed easy for other kids around me, but it was a nightmare for me. It wasn’t until I was about 10 or 11 years old that I was diagnosed with dyslexia, not that the diagnosis did anything for me except give a reason for my difficulties.