The Feldenkrais Method®is a unique mind-body practice that encompasses biomechanics, mindfulness, neurophysiology and child development under one umbrella.
Using movements and thinking that blend aspects of Western science and Eastern philosophy, the work unlocks one’s potential to learn to move more freely and with greater ease, flexibility and grace, with the effect of improving one’s posture, balance and coordination. Moving with mindfulness in this way helps re-programme the brain, making both the physical and mental changes lasting.
Benefits can include:
- Relief from tension and muscular pain
- Easier and fuller breathing
- Greater relaxation and wellbeing
- Improved performance in sports, dance, music and drama
- Greater ease in everyday activities
- Increased vitality and self awareness
The method is named after its founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, who drew upon his vast knowledge as a scientist, engineer, philosopher and martial arts expert to rehabilitate a debilitating knee injury when conventional surgery offered less than a fifty percent chance of recovery.
He soon realised the vital importance of working with the whole self in order to achieve lasting improvement, recognising the essential inseparability of mind and body, and eventually gave up his career as a distinguished scientist to devote himself to his pioneering somatic work.
Who can it help?
- Chronic back problems
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Tension and stress
- Anxiety and /or depression
- Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, stroke
It can also help to develop and improve existing skills in sports, music, dance and drama.
How is it taught?
- Classes and workshops (Awareness Through Movement®)
- One-to-one sessions (Functional Integration®)
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
Call 01702 714968 for more information about the Feldenkrais Method in Southend.