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Bodily Expressions

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais Translated from French by Thomas Hanna Published in: Somatics, Vol. 6, No. 4, Spring/Summer 1988. (Conclusion) Somatics, Vol. 7, No. 1, Autumn/Winter 1988-89. “Our self-image is a body-image, which not only determines what we think of ourselves but also what we do and how we do it. The behavior of […]

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Image, Movement, and Actor: Restoration of Potentiality

By Moshé Feldenkrais Translated and Edited by Kelly Morris Published in Tulane Drama Review Moshé Feldenkrais is a master in judo, holder of the Black Belt, and author of several books in this field. Dr. Feldenkrais is also an influential kinesthetic therapist and theorist. This exposition of Feldenkrais’ ideas and techniques of movement-training is taken […]

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L’expression Corporelle

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais Ce texte tut compose en toute hate dans l’espace de quelqes jours. Je ne peux fiare mieux que de citer les paroles suivantes dont Paul Valery a fait preceder sondialogue sur “L’idee fixe”: “Ce livre est enfant de la hate. On le donne pour ce qu’il est: une oeuvre de […]

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Mind and Body

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais “The way the mind and the body are united has preoccupied human beings throughout the centuries. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ and similar sayings show a conception of one kind of unity. In other teachings, the healthy mind makes a healthy body. I believe that the unity of […]

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Man and the World

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais Published in Somatics, Spring 1979 “Consisting of an astronomical number of cells, the human nervous system is fit to live and function in a great variety of physical worlds. As the experience of so many astronauts has shown, our nervous system can stand up to a lack of gravitation and […]

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On the Primacy of Hearing

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais Published in Somatics, Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 1976 “In the darkness of human foetal existence, there is little likelihood that seeing takes place. But even though there is no seeing, there is hearing. The foetus hears the heartbeats of the mother, the noises of her digestive tract, the noises […]

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Awareness Through Movement

Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais “Man is an animal because of his structure. But he is the highest animal and a human being because of the functioning of his nervous system. The hand of man differs only slightly from that of an ape – in the position and movement of the thumb – but the […]

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Self-Fulfillment Through Organic Learning

Dr. Feldenkrais presented this talk at the San Diego Mandala Conference in 1981. The conference that year focused on holistic health and longevity. Mark Reese (1951-2006), part of the original group of students Dr. Feldenkrais trained in the United States, arranged for Dr. Feldenkrais to present at the conference and later edited the talk for […]

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