Self-Image and the Modeling Process
 

Alfred Korzybski – The map is not the territory. Moshe Feldenkrais – People act according to their self-image (brain map). The map IS the way we know the territory. Every map—be it the self-image or linguistic—has deletions, distortions, and generalizations. Feldenkrais practitioners are in the business of remodeling internal maps—filling in the deleted parts, clarifying the distortions, and refining the generalizations. 

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Washington Post Aritcle
 

(Calla Kessler/The Washington Post)Washington Post writer, Lisa Rein, shares her experience with the Feldenkrais Method. She describes the subtle, yet challenging movements she made with her eyes and the surprising results it had on her neck and back. Here are couple of excerpts. Enjoy the entire article at the WashingtonPost.com. Washington Post, September 27, 2018

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Feldenkrais Judo3 420 - Better Judo – Part 3 – July 1948
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 We immediately see that Moshe is focusing on breaking an opponent’s balance. He opens with the suggestion for “two ways of finding out and studying means of unbalancing the human body”. “One, form a broad principle like that of maximum efficiency and then proceed to select by trial and error

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Feldenkrais Judo2 420 - Better Judo – Part 2 – April 1948
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 In this section, Feldenkrais answers the leading question, “Of what precisely does that difference of performance consist?” According to him, it is not a skill of one trick or one movement; it is the general manner of doing. The rationale of the elusive difference is based on qualities common to

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Moshe Feldenkrais 1904-1984
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 We have waited since October 1948 for Moshe to reveal his fundamental principles for Better Judo. He was fortunate with an article that T. P. Leggett published on the Budokwai bulletin on October 1948, titled “Butsukari”. I should remind you that at this time Leggett was the chairman of the

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Feldenkrais France Judo Association
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 The first article in this series contains clues that, from our perspective as Feldenkrais Method practitioners, we can identify as basic concepts of the Feldenkrais Method. Here Moshe made an effort to provide a logical background for acquiring master skills that cannot actually be taught. Feldenkrais begins by pointing out

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Feldenkrais Judo5 420 - Better Judo – Part 4 – October 1948
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 A surprise opening for the fourth part: “At least one of the readers is disappointed with Better Judo. I guess that this could mean more than one or even many readers.” Moshe thinks that the Budokwai judo practitioners, who read his article, expected that “the secret of Judo will be

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Author-Moti-Nativ
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 Better Judo is a series of 5 articles, published from January 1948 until January 1949, which Dr. Feldenkrais wrote for the quarterly bulletin of the Judo Budokwai Club. “A true secret is still a secret even when it is revealed to all.”- Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz,Preface to The Thirteen Petalled

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New York Times Chronic Pain
 

Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain By JANE E. BRODY OCT. 30, 2017 After two hour-long sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension

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