Health is the ability to realize our avowed and unavowed dreams.
– Moshe Feldenkrais
You may be a desk jockey, a stay-at-home Mom, a yoga teacher, a psychotherapist. You may or may not be living the dream you had for yourself as a child. As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Each one of us has a wish for something more in life – whether it’s an inner or an outer aim.
The Feldenkrais Method® offers a way to learn that bypasses traditional “book knowledge” by engaging in the more Socratic adventure to “know thyself.” By using mindful movement as the portal to self-knowledge, you can learn to realize long deferred dreams, and develop the potency to create the life you want.
Because the Feldenkrais Method is organic learning, it can enhance thinking, improve physical activity, and create a deeper inner stillness. Writers, meditators, martial artists, and others have found that attending to the slow movement sequences in Awareness Through Movement® opens up new vistas in their practice. Whether you wish you could sit still for a full hour of meditation, overcome writer’s block, or attain that black belt, Feldenkrais® lessons offer the key toward overcoming your “parasitic habits” so that you can be your true self.
- Investing in my Future: How I Changed my Life One Feldenkrais Lesson at a Time
- On Being Human
- Mindfulness in Movement: Move Yourself to Know Yourself
The Feldenkrais Method for Everyday Living
We all have personal reasons that bring us to a Feldenkrais session. For me, I was just trying out a random class at my tennis club. From there, it became an opportunity to relieve pain and restore mobility in my neck and back. Over time, it transitioned into something more. One day I noticed I was more relaxed and I wasn’t rushing as much; I felt better, lighter, taller. I am continually astounded that something so simple and enjoyable can have such an enormous impact on the way I feel. Reena Friedman, Aspen Hill Club Member