If you are not aware of how you are moving, you cannot improve. The Feldenkrais Method can change how you run. It was created by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984) as a system to improve movements through increased body awareness. Moshé Feldenkrais was a physicist and a mechanical engineer who developed this method to rehabilitate a serious knee injury that doctors said required surgery.
You will change how you move when you run. Using this method, you will follow instructions for specific movements designed to reduce pain and improve limitations in movement.
I was first introduced to Feldenkrais® because of a lower back problem. I suffered from lower back pain for many years. I tried many of the traditional medical methods, which all provided temporary relief. However, this method actually healed my back. I learned how to isolate and stimulate muscles that I haven't used in years. It has been more than six years since I've needed any medical treatments for back pain and my back has remained strong and healthy.
What I learned from my Feldenkrais® lessons will stay with me forever. I learned how to strengthen the connection between my mind and body. My body awareness was greatly enhanced. I began to notice how different movements were affecting my body and how slight changes could make a difference in the ease or difficulty of a movement.
With my heightened awareness, I discovered that I could also use Feldenkrais® to prevent running injuries. I began to pay more attention to my movements while running and began to understand why certain parts of my body hurt after running.
The following video will help you to understand more about the Feldenkrais® Method, how it began and how it can help your discover your true potential through awareness of mind, body and spirit.
Check out this video to learn more about Feldenkrais®!
With the Feldenkrais Method, I became more aware of how my body was moving during and after running and I began to notice the following:
The Feldenkrais Method will help you to help yourself. It teaches you how to become aware of your individual body's movements - the key to correcting your posture and running injury free.
Want to learn more and experience Feldenkrais® for yourself, check out these Feldenkrais® resources:
If you would like to attend a local Feldenkrais group lesson or attend a one-on-one session, check out the Feldenkrais Guild of North America to find a practitioner near you.
Read more about the benefits of Feldenkrais and Running.
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