Movement is life. Without movement, life would be unthinkable. (Moshe Feldenkrais) The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious. (Yehudi Menuhin, Concert Violinist) I recommend the Feldenkrais Method® to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I also believe the Feldenkrais Method® can help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies. (Andrew Weil, M.D.) The Feldenkrais Method® has shown me how to balance my body and improve my flexibility. (Chris Dudley, Player, New York Knicks) Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself. (Karl Pribram, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Sciences, Georgetown University, Winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize. )
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Come to the Feldenkrais Center to improve the quality of your life!

Whether you want to improve your flexibility and coordination, find better balance, reduce pain, or overcome old habits that may be causing you stress and fatigue, the Feldenkrais Method® can help.

The Feldenkrais Method teaches you how to reconnect with your natural abilities to move, think, and feel. It helps you release old habits. You'll find increased range of motion, greater flexibility and coordination, and more graceful, efficient movement.

Regardless of how you spend your day--sitting in traffic or working on your computer; swinging a golf club or playing the violin; recovering from injury or trying to speak again after a stroke--the Feldenkrais Method offers a safe, gentle way to:

Internationally recognized, the method is built on decades of research in physics, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development. The Feldenkrais Method works for everybody--regardless of age and physical ability. Not a medical diagnosis or treatment, the Feldenkrais Method allows you to learn new ways of experiencing your self-organization and self-image through the use of gentle movement sequences along with their sensory, emotional, and mental dimensions. It's an educational model that offers tremendous benefits to those who suffer from occasional aches and pains or those whose movements are limited by accident, injury, or age. Doctors, physical therapists, and other medical practitioners refer people to the Feldenkrais Method, knowing that it is gentle, safe, and beneficial.

Smithsonian Magazine reported that the method teaches "subtle exercises that appear to help invalids, athletes and everyone else to function at a higher level".

CBS News reported that the method "teaches the importance of posture and body movement" and can help you avoid the "surgical knife" for ongoing pain.

Andrew Weil wrote, "I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain....I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies."

Margaret Mead wrote, "This is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function."

Science Digest reported that "The Feldenkrais Method has had remarkable success in a range of chronic complaints ranging from the debilitating, such as cerebral palsy or paralysis, to the merely nagging, such as stiff necks, tension headaches or the blahs."

The Feldenkrais Method is taught in two different ways:

Functional Integration® (FI) consists of private sessions for individuals. During FI sessions you remain comfortably dressed. The lessons are usually performed with you lying down but sometimes they take place in sitting or standing. Through gentle touch and sometimes verbal cues, you'll explore new ways to achieve optimal neuromuscular organization.

Awareness through Movement® (ATM) consists of private, semi-private, or group sessions. ATM sessions take place with you comfortably dressed, lying on the floor, sitting, or standing. The instructor verbally directs you through a series of simple, easy movements through which you find feelings of lightness, strength, and balance to take into all parts of your life.

People from all walks of life use Feldenkrais to create positive, lasting changes in their movement, posture, self-image, flexibility and comfort. It is safe. It is effective. Best of all, it's available to anyone regardless of age or physical condition.

Call (727.366.1392) or email (dianne@feldyusa.com) the Feldenkrais Center of Florida today to find out how it can help you.

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