Feldenkrais® group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement® ( ATM®) lessons. Similar to Tai Chi or gentle yoga, Awareness Through Movement . Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement.

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Jul 20, Karen rated it it was amazing. I have no idea what my experience of this would be if I had no experience of the practice – but I do, and so it’s a very useful support of my immersion in Feldenkrais’ work. The nervous system is occupied mainly with movement 2. Return to Book Page.

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Very useful, but only if you actually do the exercises. That’s probably because of just following instructions and not gaining conscious of body during practice. Want to Read saving…. Sep 30, Alexandra Lehmann rated it it was ok.

I’ll stick with gentle yoga, stretching and breathing – in the mornings. Unlike traditional exercise, where movements can become mechanical moshhe the objective is to burn calories, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement teaches you the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action.

Attentive systematic scanning of a part of feldeenkrais body can relax superfluous muscular tension there. Movements reflect the state of the nervous system 7. This moovement, written by the creator of the method, is a classic.


Not only did he continue to walk again, but he continued his studies about the human body. Jun 24, chelsea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Similar to some other somatic methods, such as those started by F.

Awareness Through Movement : Moshe Feldenkrais :

There is much more than that, yet it is enough to know, that it would be wise to move our body, to train him the correct movement patterns that are efficient, movemeht and not restricting in mind and body.

Hoping to find a class or instructor nearby.

The exercises and scripts here were fascinating to read. Here are some of the important topics he covers with the book: Feldenkrais was born into an Hasidic family and community, and he acknowledged the influence of Hasidic Judaism on his method. Matthias AlexanderElsa Gindlerand Gerda Alexanderthe Feldenkrais Method throughh in the efforts of its founder to work with his own bodily problem.

Retrieved 16 June It is a short book. Also our brain is the headquarters of any nervous communication. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It moveemnt a long while for this book to warm up – the first 70 pages were pretty esoteric and random. And then there is the psyche. He strains to fit himself into the round hole that he now actively desires to fill.

Feldenkrais was a black belt in judo and a pioneer in spreading judo outside of Japan. A bit rough at the beginning, but get more smooth with time. Feldenkrais, being formerly plagued by an immobilzed knee, began to research the mechanisms of it as a young adult.

I leafed through the pages describing and illustrating the exercises, some of which look awkward and uncomfortable for a short and squat person. This book offers a method for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into an invigorating wholeness via a programme for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. Awqreness book, unique concepts, but only fully understood in practice. Apr 08, John Hawkins rated it really liked it.


Mar 11, Deana Morris rated it really liked it. Instead of ignoring the body as a simple machine that does what it’s told in a one-way communication pattern only, Feldenkrais suggests that the body has a very strong ability to impact the mind.

Open Preview See a Problem? Lots of good stuff in this book. Engineer, physicist, sonar expert, soccer player — he injured himself first playing the latter and then on a submarine in WWII. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name. This emphasis on sensory learning results in movement and vitality that are more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains.

To do the exercises I suggest recording yourself reading through them and then do them to the sound of your own instruction. At first it seemed impossible to do the lessons from the book nothing can compare to having a live person giving a lesson – but eventually I found a way and there are, unsurprisingly, many insights to be gained. Looking for beautiful books?