Russian-born Israeli educator Moshe Feldenkrais developed this method, which establishes new connections between the brain and body through movement reeducation. There are two formats of instruction used and both of them foster ergonomic awareness through body movement and functional integration. The most common for professional athletes, dancers, martial artists, and musicians are one-on-one functional integration sessions where a Feldenkrais teacher employs hands-on manipulation to guide the student into new movement patterns in order to facilitate the body's performance of repetitive movements often associated with these activities. The second format is group awareness through movement class sessions, where the teacher verbally guides students through ergonomic and postural re-patterning and provides a more general understanding of the basic movements of life, such as proper sitting, standing, lying down, reaching, lifting, pushing, etc. Feldenkrais One of the fundamental ideas of Feldenkrais is that almost our entire spectrum of movement is learned during our first few years of life, but only represent about 5 percent of all the possible movements available to us. Problems in our lives are ingrained in our patterns of movement to which we create habitual responses. By using the skeletal system to retrain our central nervous system, old patterns can be eliminated and replaced with new skills that improve the body’s physical, mental, and emotional function. Unconscious movement is then brought into conscious awareness where it may be used as a tool for expanding human potential. Because the Feldenkrais method is based on modern principles of physics, bio-mechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development it allows you to expand the self-awareness through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness. Feldenkrais enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual rigid neuromuscular patterns and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

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