International Feldenkrais Trainer, Russell Delman, offers an overview of The Feldenkrais Method and a tribute to Moshe Feldenkrais. Mr. Delman explains why The Feldenkrais Method is the most effective way to break up compulsive patterns and promote the evolution of human functioning. He offers the latest in neuroscience research that supports this incredible work.
The Weber–Fechner law is a proposed relationship between the magnitude of a physical stimulus and the intensity or strength that people feel. One of the fundamental ideas of Feldenkrais is that in order to protect our body from the degeneration of its structure it is important to be in contact with the sensations that it gives us: in order words we need to develop our Kinesthetic intelligence. This is the aim of Feldenkrais Method: to develope or improve the ability to listen to the signals of our body in order to use it in an appropriate way. Only in this way we will be able to know what we are doing and “If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.” “Dr. Feldenkrais.
The Feldenkrais method® is based on the evidence that everyone has a different type of intelligence and one of these, mentioned by Feldenkrais as the Kinesthetic intelligence, is responsible for our feeling balanced and coordinated in space. For Feldenkrais scoliosis usually starts in a young age, much before the time in which it expresses itself. Already at the age of 6, under a close examination you can find the precursor of a future scoliosis and it is at this age that the child should start receiving lessons in order to develop this very fine type of intelligence that other children have developed. In any case through the Feldenkrais Method it is always possible to reorganise the posture in a better and more functional way: this means that a student can correct the scoliosis or integrate it in order to make it functional. This will allow one to use the body in a more efficient, effortless and painless way. Besides, the above analysis is true not only regarding scoliosis but also all other possible deviations from the optimal posture (khyphosis, Lordosis, etc).