“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” ~Moshe Feldenkrais
This concept of “movement is life” is a foundational principle of The Feldenkrais Method. Moshe’s profound statement also notes that movement is a process, and every process requires time. However, the stress of our everyday lives causes us to shift attention constantly. How impatient we become with process, wanting things to fall into place quickly and come together more expediently. Again and again we learn that rushing the process results in less-than-optimal outcomes, unintended consequences. My grandmother would say, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” In our time-compress lives, “do-overs” can be frustrating and costly.
The focus of Awareness Through Movement lessons requires diligent attention in slowing movement so that we sharpen the perception of what exactly it is we are doing. Only then are we better able to organize our unlimited potential for improvement. Who do you know that is searching for a method of personal discovery to “improve the quality of life itself”? Read about a Viet Nam veteran’s experience with Feldenkrais Method by clicking here.
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