The Feldenkrais Method focuses on function rather than form, to improve our movement and self image through increased self awareness. This occurs by obtaining direct feedback from our bodies as we explore non-habitual movement sequences that deepen our connections with our nervous systems.
HOW we perform the Feldenkrais movement sequences is dictated by our bodies and our condition, not by an external form as in yoga or T'ai Chi; nor is the method directed to developing an ideal body shape or type. Thus the form of any movement will vary for each student, depending on his/her body and history.
Rediscovering and improving our function means a much greater sense of potency and wellbeing, at any age and in any physical condition.
Components of every movement are non-habitual, meaning that as we follow the sequences, our nervous systems pay attention to what is new, and our conscious effort connects at a deeper, unconscious level. It is from such a place that real change develops.