MembersMoshe Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method is a well-known type of exercise therapy aimed at improving body movement and psychological state by improving posture and reorganizing connections between the brain and the body.

By Dov Eilon | | Topics: POTPOURRI
Moshe Feldenkrais
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If certain movements cannot be performed easily or freedom of movement is restricted, this is seen as evidence of negative life patterns. The Feldenkrais Method is supposed to improve one’s mental state and attitude by means of repeatedly training these difficult movements.

The developer of this method was Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli engineer, physicist and Judo instructor. Born in Russia in 1904, Feldenkrais attended a religious Jewish school before emigrating to Palestine at the age of 14. He worked as a laborer while obtaining his high school diploma, and was later employed as a cartographer for the British survey office. It was during this time that Feldenkrais began teaching himself self-defense, primarily Ju-Jitsu.

In 1921 he is believed to have taught martial arts to members of the Hagana pre-state Jewish militia. It is possible that the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga later evolved from some of the fighting techniques developed by Feldenkrais. During the 1930s, Feldenkrais lived in Paris, where he studied electrical and mechanical engineering. It was there that he also met Jigoro Kano, the Japanese founder of Judo....

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