TEDxKrakow – Feldenkrais Method practitioner Jacek Paszkowski talks about what the Feldenkrais Method is:
The Feldenkrais Method was created by physicist, engineer, and inventor Moshe Feldenkrais*.
The Feldenkrais Method acknowledges and honors in the differences in each body and guides people to get the most from what they have. Through group Awareness Through Movement classes and one-on-one Functional Integration sessions, this method is both an educational model and a type of therapy. This work invites the curious to explore and expand self-knowledge and stands on the premise of self-regulation.
“Feldenkrais’ work is innovative, gentle and often strikingly effective… I recommend the Feldenkrais Method to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.” Andrew Weil, M.D.
“Whether for the therapist, teacher, performing artist, athlete- or simply as a human being – the Feldenkrais Method offer a simple and yet a sophisticated and profound means for discovering physical and emotional resilience, strength and self-possession.” Paul Rubin, Feldenkrais Method practitioner, Teacher Trainer, Founder and Director, ISSE**
*Moshe Feldenkrais was a physicist, engineer and athlete whose injuries led to discoveries that turned into a visionary method of mind-body education. He authored numerous books:
Awareness Through Movement
The Potent Self
The Elusive Obvious
The Master Moves (edited transcripts of a training)
Body and Mature Behavior
Embodies Wisdom (The Collected Paper of Moshe Feldenkrais)
Higher Judo – Groundwork
Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora
Other related titles (^ denotes my book choices):
^Mindful Spontaneity by Ruthy Alon
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M.D.
Evolution of the Brain – Creation of Self by John C. Eccles
Pride and a Daily Marathon by Jonathon Cole
The Thinking Body by Mabel Ellsworth
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., PhD and Sandra Blakelee
The Anatomy of Movement by Blandine-Calais-Germain
Atlas of Human Anatomy – Frank H. Netter, M.D.
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Frank H. Netter, M.D.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
ISSE – Institute for the Study of Somatic Education, http://www.feldnet.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx