Quotes

“The lessons are designed to improve ability, that is, to expand the boundaries of the possible:  to turn the impossible into the possible, the difficult into the easy, and the easy into the pleasant.”
Moshe Feldenkrais

“Most of the times, we don’t know what we are doing, and it often is the things that we are not aware of doing that interfere with our comfort and range of movement.”
Moshe Feldenkrais

“A second unique aspect of Moshe’s work is his insistence on function.  Function in this sense is anything you do such as walking, standing, twisting, etc.  A function is integrated when you carry it out with the whole of yourself, without self-interference.”
Carl Ginsburg, Feldenkrais trainer

“Teaching that does not pretend to correct the body posture by command but rather by exposing to a positive experience.”
“Movement is your element.  If you want good posture, go to the movement and you will improve them both.”
“The opportunity to improve your posture occurs not when you are standing still, motionless in the center, but when activity is taking place, when you have a biological necessity to regenerate your skill for adjustability, and you find equilibrium in all other positions which take you away from the perfect center.”
Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais trainer

“Skeletal support and central initiation are the basis for easy, effective action.”
Larry Goldfarb, Feldenkrais trainer

“Exploring ways to more fully enjoy our experience of life, and to eliminate unnecessary tension and pain through unique yet simple sensory motor experiments…  We are developing awareness and a capacity for attention, not exercising our muscles.”
Russel Delman, Feldenkrais trainer

“To exceed the limits of  comfort means to go to a place where your nervous system is mobilised for self-protection, i.e., it is ‘preoccupied’ with self-protection and therefore not free to observe and to learn.”
Chava Shelhav, Feldenkrais trainer

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