"....make the impossible possible, the hard easy and the easy elegant"
The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method is at the leading edge of the emerging field of somatic education. Based on the work of "Moshe Feldenkrais" (1904 - 84) and influenced by his expertise in physics, engineering and judo, the Feldenkrais Method draws together both the science and the art of human movement. It is unique in that it is based on sound mechanical and neurological principles and yet is easily accessible through simple practical lessons.
This method of re-educating the nervous system can be beneficial to a wide range of people, including athletes, children, the elderly, martial artists, dancers and performing artists, those who are handicapped, people with special needs, and those suffering from degenerative diseases.
The Feldenkrais Method is a system for learning efficient and coordinated movement through neuroplasticity. Students take lessons for a variety of reasons, including to improve physical comfort, reduce chronic pain, increase performance in sports or dance, or promote self-awareness for personal development.
In my opinion, efficiency is an excellent measure of how coordinated any action is. In other words, the higher the efficiency, the more coordinated the action is and vice versa. In fact, I would suggest that the optimal way to do anything, whether it is breathing, walking, standing or playing sports, is the way that maximizes efficiency. This remains true whether your goals are oriented towards performance, reduction of pain or just feeling at home in your body. Conversely, inefficient movement will always compromise performance and create the potential for pain and injury.
"Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around; it's changing things in the brain itself."
...Karl Pribram, MD, PhD, neuroscientist
...learn to move with less effort or restriction