The Feldenkrais Method offers lessons where the movement is considered as a process of knowledge of ourselves that through the awareness of our motor habits – the listening, the feeling, the thinking, the moving – leads to a physical and mental wellness.
Life is a dynamic process.
The maps of the brain are dynamic. We can create and stabilize new motor functions or improve existing functions researching different sensory-motor experiences. The Feldenkrais Method tries to bring the movement in those parts that are “forgotten” or not used in an efficient way: the new stimulation allows the growing of new nervous connections and the expansion of the areas associated with such movements making them functional.
The person changes while learning!
Each individual lesson of Functional Integration or Awareness Through Movement® causes functional changes in the strength of the synaptic connections, increasing the abilities of working functionally but the information received remain in the short-term memory of minutes or hours. These new information can be stabilized through more lessons and may become part of the long-term memory stabilizing the new synaptic connections.
Our behavior, the way we move, is only partly determined by our genetic heritage.
It is our experiences and personal interactions that allow us to develop an individual brain structure. The Feldenkrais Method puts the us in a condition of having new information from our feelings, our thoughts, our emotions and our movements.
The Feldenkrais Method produces permanent changes in the brain
It is possible to demonstrate that the Feldenkrais Method produces permanent changes in the brain, and that this is because it causes anatomical changes. The Feldenkrais Method acts on brain structure causing changes in the brain and nerve connections maps.
Why the Feldenkrais Method works?
Because it creates a condition for the brain to learn, to learn again and then to change. All the pathologies related with an inefficient use of the body are reversible: they are the result of our bad habits and for the same reason they can be cured by changing the inefficient habits with new efficient and function ones.
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