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Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education Guides Successful Political Campaign

In Art of Living, Featured by MaryBeth Smith

An interview with Linda Flanders, GCFP Moshe Feldenkrais imagined that his students would take his method into every walk of life, and every corner of the public sphere. He expected that the Feldenkrais Method® would evolve and adapt, even saying “You will write my work in your own handwriting.” A Midwestern Feldenkrais® teacher has done just that, on the campaign …

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Loosening the Grip of Stress: How Heeding My Body’s Signals Provided Sweet Relief

In Chronic Pain, Featured, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Jennifer Nash Ostermann One of Moshe’s most beloved and frequently quoted sayings is: “Know what you are doing so that you can do what you want.” What is it that we are we doing when we are under stress? We can easily recognize some indicators of stress: increased irritability and raised voices, compulsive eating or drinking, escape into “screen …

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Subtle Connections

In Featured, Feldenkrais Method FAQs, Yoga by MaryBeth Smith

by Buffy Owens, GCFPThis article originally appeared on the Conscious Movements blog. The‌ ‌Feldenkrais‌ ‌Method ‌can‌ ‌enhance‌ ‌your‌ ‌awareness‌ ‌and‌ ‌provide‌ ‌you‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌anchor‌ ‌for‌ ‌self-study,‌ ‌both‌ ‌on‌ ‌and‌ ‌off‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌yoga‌ ‌mat.‌ ‌ In‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌the‌ ‌movements‌ ‌of‌ the ‌Feldenkrais Method can‌ ‌serve‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌conduit‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌deeper‌ ‌connection‌ ‌to‌ ‌yourself‌, ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ …

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Lodestones of Sensation: Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education in the Yoga Classroom

In Featured, Feldenkrais Method FAQs, Yoga by MaryBeth Smith

by Sheri Cohen, GCFP One of the governing principles shared by the Feldenkrais Method® and hatha yoga is the notion that our experiences in the movement classroom bring us closer to ourselves; and therefore give us new perspectives on our lives in general, which may lead to greater well-being. But how does this happen? Spontaneous eruptions of pleasantness? Urgent and …

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Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method®: Can You Do Both?

In Featured, Feldenkrais Method FAQs, Yoga by MaryBeth Smith

by Mercedes (Didi) von Deck, MD The‌ ‌Feldenkrais‌ ‌Method®‌ of somatic education ‌and‌ ‌yoga‌ ‌are‌ ‌both‌ ‌practices‌ ‌that‌ ‌help‌ ‌people‌ ‌feel‌ ‌more‌ ‌at‌ ‌home‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌bodies.‌ ‌Both‌ ‌use‌ ‌movement‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌means‌ ‌for‌ ‌healing‌ ‌and‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌means‌ ‌for‌ ‌transformation.‌ ‌While‌ ‌the‌ ‌ways‌ ‌the‌ ‌body‌ ‌moves‌ ‌in‌ ‌yoga‌ ‌and‌ ‌the Feldenkrais‌ ‌Method are‌ ‌very‌ ‌different,‌ ‌the‌ ‌two‌ ‌practices‌ ‌are‌ …