The Feldenkrais Method is a learning practice in which you explore your movement patterns through slow variations, pausing and repetition.
It can offer support for physical pain, emotional complaints, innate limitations or the desire to improve an existing ability.
In the process, it trains your physical, mental and emotional awareness and helps you to find new possibilities in movement.
In individual lessons you are touched precisely and moved slowly. In group lessons you move yourself following verbal instructions. Both formats work with the same principles and can complement each other.
The Feldenkrais Method can help you to strengthen your own inherent resources, find new spontaneity, overcome unhelpful patterns related to stress and movement, improve your coordination and stability and give you more ease and self-confidence.
Among other things, it can be helpful in these areas:
- Stress and anxiety
- Coping with life crises
- Depressive feelings
- Psychosomatic symptoms
- Chronic pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Tension pain
- Rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries
- Support in neurological illnesses
In all this, he method is, above all, a practice of self-awareness. It gives you time, provides specific advice, encourages you to try things out and make mistakes and rebuilds connections within yourself and in the world outside.
The method is named after its developer Moshé Feldenkrais (1904 - 1984), who in it integrated knowledge from pedagogy, psychology, biomechanics, systems theory, brain research, manual therapy and martial arts.