Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to by Moshe Feldenkrais

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By Moshe Feldenkrais

Thousands have discovered renewed future health and elevated sensory knowledge throughout the Feldenkrais technique as defined in Awareness via Movement. here's a manner for individuals of all ages to combine actual and psychological improvement right into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais presents a modern day, useful application for the perennial excellent of a fit brain in a fit physique. His down-to-earth strategy conscientiously avoids any mystical part and not obliges any student to grasp abstruse theories. routines for posture, eyes, mind's eye, and extra will at the same time construct higher physique conduct and concentration new dimensions of expertise, self-image, and human power.

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That is, an improvement in body action reflects the change in the central control, which is the exclusive authority. The change in the center control is a change in the nervous system. As such, changes are invisible to the eye, their external expression is therefore considered as purely mental by some people, while others will consider them as purely physical. 7. Movement is the basis of awareness Most of what goes on within us remains dulled and hidden from us until it reaches the muscles. We know what is happening within us as soon as the muscles of our face, heart, or breathing apparatus organize themselves into patterns, known to us as fear, anxiety, laughter, or any other feeling.

The Direction of Progress 51 We act as a whole entity even when this wholeness is not quite perfect. From this springs the possibility of also developing awareness control in the more difficult parts. The changes that occur in the parts where control is easy also affect the rest of the system, including those parts over which we have no direct power. Indirect influence is also a kind of control. Our work is a method of training that converts this initial indirect influence into clear knowledge.

Many books of art and science, literature and poetry have nothing to offer except a succession of words linked together by logical argument; they have no personal content. This also applies to many individuals in their daily relationships with others. Thinking that does not develop harmoniously with the rest of man becomes an obstacle to his proper development. It may seem to be a somewhat trivial conclusion that harmonious development is a desirable thing. As long as we consider only the abstractions and logical content of this phrase it will remain divorced from the "whole man" like any other piece of logical verbalization, without practical significance.

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