In the Feldenkrais Method, the human body serves as the primary tool to trigger profound evolutionary processes. The essence of this method lies in the interaction between series of coordinated movements and individual sensory-motor learning, which develops through a deep awareness of one’s own body.
Feldenkrais practitioners employ a range of techniques, including conscious movements and gentle manipulations, to promote gradual and lasting improvement. Sessions can be tailored to the individual needs of each person, considering their health condition and goals.
Regular practice of the Feldenkrais Method enhances individuals’ bodily awareness through conscious movements and mindfulness. This approach can be used as a standalone method or as a complement to other treatments.
Through self-experimentation without judgment, individuals are guided to awaken their innate organic learning process. Movement ceases to be the primary focus, becoming the vehicle that leads them to self-perception, fostering improved self-awareness and conscious functional reorganization.
How Sessions Work:
Feldenkrais sessions can be conducted individually or in groups.
During sessions, practitioners guide participants through gentle and specific movements, encouraging conscious exploration of sensations and movement patterns.
The effects of the Feldenkrais method are progressive and cumulative.
The frequency and duration of sessions are tailored to each individual’s needs and progress.
Individual sessions typically last for 1 hour.
Benefits of the Feldenkrais Method:
Improved posture and bodily alignment
Relief from muscle and joint pain Increased flexibility and range of motion
Reduction of stress and physical tension Enhanced motor coordination
Stimulation of bodily awareness Improved balance and mobility
Enhanced physical performance
Promotion of injury and trauma recovery
Enhanced quality of sleep Increased overall sense of well-being
Possible Applications of the Feldenkrais Methodology:
Chronic pain relief, such as back and neck pain
Rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries
Improved quality of life for individuals with neurological conditions
Development of bodily awareness in athletes and dancers
Promotion of emotional well-being through mind-body connection
Preparation for specific situations requiring complex movements (occupational health)