Why Do Feldenkrais? Here is why the Feldenkrais Method® is for you…
The best reason to do Feldenkrais came from a student:
“It makes everything easier!”
From rolling out of bed in the morning, to turning around to park your car, to facing a difficult task, the Feldenkrais Method can help you spontaneously organize to move through life with more grace and ease. The Feldenkrais Method helps you to discover capacities and abilities rather than define problems or disabilities.
The Feldenkrais Method can help:
- People with chronic or acute pain of the back, neck, shoulders, hips, legs or knees
- People suffering from central nervous system conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke
- Seniors who wish to retain or regain their ability to move without strain or discomfort
- Musicians, actors, and artists who want to extend their abilities and enhance their creativity
- Healthy people who wish to enhance their self-image, increase their ease and range of motion, improve their flexibility and coordination, and rediscover their innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.
Many have benefited from the Feldenkrais Method.
Successful Students: here are examples of recent successes students have accomplished after work with the Feldenkrais Method:
- a 42-year-old computer programmer with incipient wrist problems is able to increase his speed on the keyboard after learning how to use his arms and hands more efficiently.
- a 28-year-old woman goes through her third pregnancy, but the first one without back pain.
- a 55-year old woman is able to lift her affectionate 2-year-old granddaughter without straining her back.
- a 40-year old cellist becomes so creative in developing new, less strained positions to play in that she able to extend her musical repetoire.
- a 9-year-old with learning disabilites can read a full page competently and gains self-confidence in his intelligence.
- a 19-year-old diver is able to visualize and perform the complex series of movements needed to accomplish an intricate endeavor more proficiently.
- a 78-year-old man walks a mile daily, free of chronic knee pain he’s had for 30 years.
Celebrities who have enjoyed the benefits of Feldenkrais include:
- Willie Nelson, singer/song writer
- Julius Erving, basketball star
- Rick Acton, PGA golfer
- Duffy Waldorf, PGA golfer
- Norman Cousins, journalist/editor
- Margaret Mead, anthropologist
- David Ben-Gurion, former Israeli Prime Minister
- Helen Hayes, actress
- Whoopi Goldberg, actress
- Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
- Yo Yo Ma, cellist