The Mind-Body Connection and the Feldenkrais Method: How Exercise Can Improve Your Wellbeing

The Mind-Body Connection and the Feldenkrais Method: How Exercise Can Improve Your Wellbeing

We’ve all been there at some point or another; one day we try to get up from the bed and it’s system shutdown.

A neck strain, or a back pain , or a nerve tugging in all the wrong places, or a stiffness in the joints and muscles can start one day and go on forever, bringing down your mood and general health. Not to mention all the money going to examinations.

But what if there was another way to listen to your body and understand what is wrong?

What if the key is in how you move?

This is what Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) had in mind when he began developing the Feldenkrais somatic exercise method as a way to counter movement limitation, chronic pain, and generally non beneficial ways of standing and moving.

Drawing influences from judo and other types of exercise, the method aims to help the person using it understand their body’s limitations and troubled zones, by examining movement patterns. Slowly and gently, you go on a self-exploration journey; you find out what ticks, what sticks and creaks, and what needs to be put back in order, or to be treated more gently.

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