The Feldenkrais method.
Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc. (1904-1984), was an internationally regarded scientist, physicist, and engineer. He earned his D. Sc. in physics from the Sorbonne. Early in his career he worked closely with Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris where he was a Judo black belt and highly respected instructor who published several books on the subject. Judo founder Jigoro Kano chose Dr. Feldenkrais to open the Judo club of Paris- the first such school in the West.
While living in England in the 1940s, Dr. Feldenkrais found himself unable to walk after suffering a severe knee injury. Using his vast knowledge of such diverse systems as anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, psychology, physics and learning theory, he began an intense exploration into the relationship between movement, thinking, feeling, and learning. As a result, he made a full recovery-regaining his ability to walk again without pain and even returning to Judo in later life. The synthesis of his discoveries became the method that bears his name. Find out more at FeldenkraisMethod.com
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“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains…actually what I’m after is to restore people to their human dignity.”
— MOSCHÉ FELDENkRAIS