What is Feldenkrais – How to Learn Feldenkrais – Will Feldenkrais help me
What is Feldenkrais? The Feldenkrais® Method is a group of active and passive lessons that help increase both joint mobility and motor control. In this talk, Feldenkrais® practitioner and physical therapist Stacy Barrows provides an introduction into this system of learning.
“The Feldenkrais® method is an amazing approach to improving human movement. It was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais that synthesizes physics, neurophysiology and, in particular, fostering conditions to which our nervous systems are able to learn at their best. There is a strong relationship to a dynamic systems theory, and this model taps into some of the very latest research in neuroscience in looking at how we improve attention and perception.” ~Stacy Barrows
• The Feldenkrais Method: What is it? (0:56)
• Learn by Doing (3:35)
• History of Feldenkrais (6:12)
• Neuroscientists and Human Movement (7:58)
• Tenets of the Feldenkrais (11:40)
• Awareness Through Movement (16:00)
• Contrast and Compare (24:11)
• Awareness Through Movement Example (27:21)
• Functional Integration (33:15)
• Goals (37:31)
• Neuroplasticity (38:23)
• Conclusion (46:10)
Stacy Barrows is a physical therapist, a Pilates instructor and Feldenkrais® Practitioner. She co-owns a physical therapy practice and was one of the first to teach use of the foam roller. She invented the Smartroller, along with its companion products, Smartroller Links and Smartroller SITS. Stacy is the author of The Smartroller Guide to Optimal Movement, and teaches internationally to health and fitness professionals. Clients and interested students can reach her practice at Century City PT.
Mauricio Herrador –
Amazing job presenting the Method! I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and have downloaded Stacy Barrows’ presentation on the Feldenkrais Method. As a student of the method, I tend to find it difficult to talk about it, especially to my PT peers who have a whole different way of understanding movement in a more linear fashion.
Stacy does an amazing job at presenting the method, and she also includes two small opportunities for experiencing paying attention to movement. I think she does it so well because she understands how PTs think and can create a bridge so the listener can go home with something, if only an increased sense of curiosity. She invites the listener to look for opportunities to experience the method via one-on-one sessions or group lessons with an experienced practitioner.