Dr Moshe Feldenkrais explains one of his many ideasMoshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc. (1904 - 1984) developed his Method in the late 1940's. A mechanical engineer and physicist, Dr. Feldenkrais also worked in nuclear research with Nobel laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie. He was the first European to earn a black belt in Judo. Synthesizing this training with his deep curiosity and study of linguistics, biology, neurology, perinatal development and athletics, Dr. Feldenkrais taught himself to walk without pain after a crippling knee injury.


Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais with smiling with his arms folded

This personal breakthrough led to Dr. Feldenkrais' innovative contribution in showing how the body, through movement, influences mental process. Among his students were Margaret Mead, David Ben-Gurion, Yehudi Menuhin, Helen Hayes and Julius Erving. His widely read books include "Body and Mature Behavior," "Awareness Through Movement," and "The Potent Self."

"The most effective way to health and well-being lies in self-observation - to be aware of what you are doing, and be able to move as you intend."