The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® is a remarkable muscular-skeletal reeducation that reduces or completely eliminates pain while creating a vibrant awareness of effective, pleasurable movement, sensing and thinking in our everyday lives. Cynthia uses gentle, highly precise movement explorations to cultivate this awareness, evoking these beneficial changes by accessing and harnessing the extraordinary re-patterning power of the human central nervous system. Her skilled use of the method’s neurologically meaningful processes allows pain and stiffness to recede as optimal, pleasurable movements emerge and self awareness expands.
Understanding that a person’s movement patterns developed to meet specific challenges in life allows Cynthia to offer a rich learning environment where new, effortless options for moving can flourish, without diminishing the past value of older patterns. As new possibilities and perceptions open up, a person’s self image also shifts to include greater awareness of personal potential and enjoyable spontaneity in movement.
The Feldenkrais Method is grounded in a deep understanding of neurophysiology, brain plasticity, the principles of physics and bio-mechanics, empirical studies of learning and human development, and the importance of the student-teacher rapport. Its applications, both from private and class lessons, go beyond reducing pain and improving movement to a deep well-being that comes from an enhancement of sensing, feeling and thinking in all areas of life.
The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984), a renown physicist, judo expert, mechanical and electrical engineer, and educator.