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The Feldenkrais Method

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The Feldenkrais Method can be really helpful for pain - pain that limits your ability to move ie back pain, knee pain, neck or shoulder problems, etc. It can also be really great for helping you improve your performance say if youre a dancer or some kind of athlete or do a job that requires specific (and often repetitive) body movements.

In working with Feldenkrais you engage deeply with your nervous system it has become well-known for its success in working with neurological and developmental conditions, such as Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis. It re-educates.

The primary tools are movement, and awareness. "When you dont know how you do what you do, you cant do what you want" is something Dr Moshe Feldenkrais (the creator of the Method) would often say.

You can either participate in 'Awareness Through Movement' classes in which a group would be verbally guided through sequences of gentle movements. These are normally performed lying down. There are many thousands of such lessons to explore.

Or, you can take individual sessions in 'Functional Integration' which are fully-clothed, hands-on sessions tailored specifically to your particular needs and are recommended for working with specific issues.

A session typically lasts an hour, beginning with some discussion, usually followed by some simple movement exploration in standing or sitting, and then you will lie on either a low table or the floor. The practitioner will then use her hands to move you gently, further exploring movement patterns, encouraging, supporting and guiding. The work addresses your habitual posture and movements, exploring your normal ones, and introducing new ones increasing your movement repertoire, creating more choice. When you stand up again, typical results may include better balance, increased flexibility, agility, co-ordination, strength and/or stamina.

Benefits the following conditions:
- Chronic back pain
- Repetitive strain injuries ie carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder
- Neurological and developmental disorders ie Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, ME, Scoliosis
- Rehabilitation from injuries and surgery
- Development of existing or professsional skills ie sports, music, computer
- Stress, depression, tension, anxiety, insomnia.

You can expect to feel at least relaxed after a session or a class. As well as resolving pain, Feldenkrais can reduce stress, and is effective in resolving emotional trauma. There are usually psychological benefits as well. One of my clients - a writer, editor and facilitator. said, after our third session my ability to think through problems has increased dramatically - I can think in straight lines!.

Dr Feldenkrais held an interesting definition of a healthy person One who can recover quickly from the knocks and shocks of life, and live his/her vowed and unavowed dreams. He also would say "What I need is flexible minds, not flexible bodies".

Group classes tend to cost anywhere from 4 - 10 and are either an hour or an hour and a half, and are often taught as series lasting a term or half-term.

Individual sessions can cost between 25 and 55 and are usually one hour duration. The number of sessions required varies considerably, but 10 sessions would be a good rule-of-thumb. You are always welcome to try just one.

It is recommended that you choose a guild registered practitioner who will have completed a full four year Feldenkrais training programme.

Contributed by:
Nikhila M Ludlow, FG (UK)

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Awareness through Movement 
Moshe Feldenkrais
 
Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness. Many people have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method. This book offers a method for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into an invigorating wholeness via a programme for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination and more attempt to simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image and human potential. 
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