Dr Moshé Feldenkrais
Dr Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-84), developed the Feldenkrais Method® in the 1940s based on his study of anatomy, physiology, child development, psychology, and other somatic approaches. He was a physicist, a student of judo and had an interest in learning and human potential. His original motivation was to treat his own serious knee injury sustained from soccer. The method he created evolved with the aim to improve our ability to overcome difficulties with pain, movement, anxiety and health. This became a lifelong exploration of the relationship between thinking, emotion, movement and sensation.
There is much written about the man and the Feldenkrais Method. Dr Moshé Feldenkrais lead a very interesting life, writing several books including: Awareness Through Movement- health exercises for personal growth, The Potent Self: a study of spontaneity and compulsion, The Master Moves, The Elusive Obvious, Body and Mature Behaviour: a study of anxiety, sex, gravitation and learning, and other titles. Norman Doidge writes about Feldenkrais in his book “The Brain’s way of healing” and in 2015 a biography was released, Moshé Feldenkrais, A life in movement vol 1, written by Mark Reese.
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