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Moshé Feldenkrais illustrating the function of the human skeleton in sitting.Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.,

(1904-1984)...

...was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. He earned his D.Sc. in Physics from the Sorbonne and was a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris, where they conducted research together.  

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais was also a respected judo instructor and author of many books on the subject. Living in England in the 1940s, Feldenkrais found himself unable to walk after suffering a serious injury. He began an intense exploration into the relationship between bodily movement and healing, feeling, thinking, and learning. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name.

 Before he passed away in 1984, in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Feldenkrais personally trained a small group of practitioners to continue his work. Today there are nearly 4,000 Feldenkrais practitioners around the globe. His insights contributed to the development of the new field of somatic education and continue to influence disciplines such as the arts, education, psychology, child development, physical and occupational therapy, sports enhancement, and gerontology.

Books by Moshe Feldenkrais

The Potent Self
The Master Moves
The Elusive Obvious
Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora
Awareness Through Movement: Easy to Do Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness
Higher Judo: Groundwork
Body and Mature Behavior: a study in Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning
Hadaka-Jime: the Core Technique for Unarmed Combat

 

 

 

Of note...

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

-Moshe Feldenkrais

               

Feldenkrais is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function. We’re condemning millions of people to a deteriorated old age that’s not necessary."
 
- Margaret Mead Ph.D. in Human Health, Anthropologist

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