What is Feldenkrais?
Feldenkrais improves coordination, posture, dexterity, and suppleness. Moreover, Feldenkrais alleviates pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Habits of inefficient movement, compromised self-expression, and forgotten ways of feeling can all be improved.
The positive integration of the mind and body through Feldenkrais enables people to live more comfortable and rewarding lives. With improved efficiency comes greater enjoyment and pleasure in daily living. Ordinary problems associated with the work place or caused by aging are remedied. Persons with orthopedic or neurological problems experience wonderful therapeutic benefits. Meanwhile athletes, actors, dancers and musicians substantially improve their performance skills through Feldenkrais.
Feldenkrais is not intended to cure disease or disabilities. Instead, it is an effective way to learn about and improve physical limitations through freedom of movement. Because Feldenkrais provides relief from many ailments caused by various neurological or physical disorders, it enhances the quality of living. Feldenkrais techniques are widely used in physical therapy and occupational therapy. From common problems such as muscle injuries, back pain and arthritis, to more complex cases involving learning disabilites, pediatrics and gerontology, the method offers a highly effective form of co-therapy. Sports medicine and nursing are also discovering many remarkable benefits for their patients.
The FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE is a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of Feldenkrais worldwide, having trained more certified practitioners around the world than any other since 1985.