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...
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