Video: Feldenkrais Method and Chronic Pain

Since the recent article by Jane Brody in the New York Times on how the Feldenkrais Method helps with chronic pain, people have been asking but how? Based on my experience, research and the work of Dr. Norman Doidge, I lay out what I think at least a couple of the mechanisms are that reduce chronic pain. And I give …

15 Exercises to Save Your Back in the Kitchen

Cooking projects in the kitchen can be a day-long workout. In fact, standing for long periods can be challenging, period. The 15 Feldenkrais exercises in this free video can help tremendously, and not only in the kitchen. This video can help you in any place or situation where long-term standing is involved, such as waiting in line or standing for …

Feldenkrais Method and Chronic Pain – New York Times

It's not often that my field makes national headlines. We take notice when it does. This week Jane Brody, a conservative long-time writer, published an article in the New York Times. If you haven't yet read that article Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain, it is worth a read. Brody discusses how she had heard of the method long ...

FREE Video: How to get up and down from the floor | Movement Intelligence style

Here is one way to get up and down from the floor. This is a great process from Ruthy Alon’s Movement Intelligence and Bones for Life work. Spiraling up and down is rooted in martial arts. Dr. Feldenkrais passed on many ways to get up and down from the ground in his approach. Ruthy Alon, a senior trainer in the …

Feldenkrais Method for a child with Down Syndrome – Natalie at 20 months

I have been working with Natalie, who has Down Syndrome, since she was eight months old.  In that first year she had two open heart surgeries which certainly adds to the developmental mix. My job as a Feldenkrais practitioner begins with play, play and play. Or maybe better said play with a focus. Natalie is quite active so engaging her …

Back Crawl: Part 3 of Feldenkrais Shoulder Series

In this final installment of the shoulder series based in the Feldenkrais Method® and Movement Intelligent, I want to teach you to crawl on your back and get a wonderful back massage. Using the floor as a feedback tool or even a change agent is something we do a lot of in the Feldenkrais Method. This is a handy process …

Feldenkrais Moves her

Lisa came to me complaining of knee pain from arthritis. She had a desire to go on vacations and walk and bike freely. She had done arthroscopic surgery a few years ago on one knee and has not been pleased with the results. Now the other knee was bothering her a great deal. She wondered what the Feldenkrais(R) Method might …