Feldenkreis methodA technique of body and mind integration developed by a Russian-Israeli nuclear physicist, Moshe Feldenkreis, which is based on the posit that correction of poor habits of movement can improve one’s self-image and health. The Feldenkreis method is carried out in two steps: in the first step (known as functional integration), the Feldenkreis practitioner uses touch to demonstrate techniques that will help the individual improve his or her breathing and body movements; in the second step (known as awareness through movement), the individual is taught to correct incorrect movements through “floorwork”. Anecdotal reports suggest that the Feldenkreis method is effective in treating the long-term effects of stress, accidents, back problems and physical disabilities.
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