An educational system of neuromuscular re-education known for its gentle approach, the Feldenkrais Method has been shown to dramatically improve individual functioning by increasing self-awareness and facilitating new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. Intended for those who need to improve their movement repertoire for professional reasonsa-dancers, musicians, martial artists, gymnasts, and athletesa-as well as those wishing to reduce pain or limitations in movement, Feldenkrais is based on the idea that learning to move better can improve anyoneas overall health on many levels. Using Moshe Feldenkraisas own words, Embodied Wisdom clearly explains the basic principles underpinning his techniques, Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI). These thoughtful articles and lively, sometimes humorous interviews explore a diverse range of subjects: the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, the mind-body connection, martial arts, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind. Embodied Wisdom gives readers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scientific and spiritual principles behind the Method and offers sound strategies for incorporating it into their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.must be in such a state that it can do all the things that it needs to do without disturbing the head. ... *F. M. Alexander (1869a1955) is the founder of the Alexander Technique, which has many theoretical overlaps with the Feldenkrais Method.
|Publisher||:||North Atlantic Books - 2011-06-28|