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 human beings is firmly based on the self-image they have made for themselves. Accordingly, if one wishes to change one’s behavior, it will be necessary to change this image.

What is a self-image? I would argue that it is a body image; namely, it is the shape and relationship of the bodily parts, which means the spatial and temporal relationships, as well as the kinesthetic feelings. Included with this are feelings and emotions and one’s thoughts. All of these form an integrated whole.

How does a self-image come about?….”

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