What is Feldenkrais(R)?
The Feldenkrais Method is a highly sophisticated form of neuromuscular re-education based on the scientific principle of neuroplasticity, which simply means that our nervous system is capable of changing and learning new patterns during the course of our entire lifetime.
Feldenkrais’ unique approach to neuroplasticity accesses our nervous system in a very gentle, but powerful way, through movement. We all have habitual patterns of moving, sensing, feeling and thinking that help us move easily through our day. However, some of our patterns may be harmful and destructive, resulting in chronic pain, joint dysfunction, headaches, neck and back pain, anxiety, stress and fatigue.
With Feldenkrais lessons, habitual patterns of stress, strain or “holding” are gently interrupted, allowing for new motor and sensory pathways to be activated, and for new, healthy patterns to emerge. Individuals experience a decrease in aches and pains, improved posture, balance, flexibility and a renew sense of energy and vitality.
Does it sound like magic? It is, and it isn’t. It’s the power and the magic of our own nervous system, and our ability to learn and change, regardless of our age and current level of function. That’s just the beginning of what Feldenkrais is, and how it can work for you!