Through the ATM and FI lessons you become aware of your tendency of making inefficient movements that are responsible for many types of pain that we usually feel: back pain, neck pain, knees pain, joints pain are all expressions of a not efficient use of our body. In order to stop this important signal that something in our body doesn’t work very well we have to learn new patterns, new alternative movements that will help, at the beginning, to have a better understanding of the inefficient use our body and then to introduce new efficient, effective and functional ways to move. This will be the beginning of the healing process that will bring us to a total recovery or an evident reduction (at the beginning) from pain.
The emphasis in the Feldenkrais method® is in the learning process that brings the student to increase his/her awareness about his/her inefficient way to move the body caused by habitual patterns and discover new alternatives which result in a better flexibility and coordination. The Feldenkrais Method® is a learning process that can last for the entire life and it is based on the idea that everyone can learn how to use his/her body in a more functional and efficient way through the neuroplasticity of the brain, the ability to replace old and ineffective habits with new ones which are functional and useful for one’s life.