Neuroscience and Movement
Neuroscience now tells us, that throughout our lifetime, the brain continues to create and adapt its structure through learning. The late Moshe Feldenkrais, a mechanical engineer and physicist, postulated in a book published back in 1947, that since the brain organizes movement, learning new movements must change the structure of the brain.
The incredible story of Dr. Feldenkrais' ground breaking work has most recently been told in the 2015 book by best selling author Dr. Norman Doidge, MD., The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity.
Listen here to an excerpt from an interview in which Dr. Doidge describes how Dr. Feldenkrais identified movement as the vehicle by which we can effect changes in how we think, feel, and act for ourselves.
See for yourself, the young woman referred to in the book and the interview, who was born apparently with part of her cerebellum missing, and listen to her and her family tell their story of how Dr. Feldenkrais helped make it possible for her to exceed the expectations of the medical experts of the time.
Through the Feldenkrais Method™ you can discover that there are no limits to the improvements you can make, regardless of your age or ability. When you move better, you will feel better, and you find yourself capable to doing things and living in ways you may never have dreamed of before.