Salon.com article provides more in-depth introduction to the method and overview of it’s history.

Awareness, Movement and the Capacity for Change: An introduction to The Feldenkrais Method

New York Times Article – Feldenkrais for people with Chronic Pain

Tai Chi and The Feldenkrais Method by Ralph Strauch

Therapy and The Feldenkrais Method

Moshe Feldenkrais quotes:

“What you truly learn best will appear to you later as your own discovery”

“The child does not exercise in the sense a grown-up does, by repeating an action in order to improve it. The child’s attention is directed by curiosity, which is innate in all living things. Repetition in a small child is more often due to the pleasure the act evokes and to its novelty, than to any intent to improve.”

“No matter how closely we look, it is difficult to find a mental act that can take place without the support of some physical function.”

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity.”

“We do not achieve … by repetition, muscle exercising, or by increasing speed and force, but by widening and refining the cerebral control of the muscle range.”

“Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age.”

“Focus on your difficulties and you have difficulties for life.”

“…self-knowledge through awareness is the goal of reeducation. As we become aware of what we are doing in fact, and not what we say or think we are doing, the way to improvement is wide open to us.”

“If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.”

“Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except our belief that they are so.”

“I have tried to write only what is necessary for you to understand how my techniques work. I have deliberately avoided answering the whys. I know how to live and how to use electricity, but I encounter enormous difficulties if I attempt to answer why I live and why there is electricity. In interpersonal affairs why and how are not so sharply divided and are used indiscriminately. In science, we really only know how.”

Other Quotes:

 

“Don’t let images of perfection prevent you from learning.” – Albert Einstein

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“The body never lies.” and “Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” – Martha Graham