When to Consider Feldenkrais Lessons
Thursday, April 1, 1999

Section: Martial Arts

Martial artists tend to reflect the general population in terms of when they seek out someone like a Feldenkrais® practitioner. It is generally either those experiencing a setback in their functioning (e.g. due to an injury or perhaps a training flaw that has progressed to a strain interfering with their practice) or those at a high level of performance looking for a key to the refinement of their art.

Those in the middle range often go along until they find themselves at one or the other end of the spectrum. In reality, this middle group gets great benefit from periodic participation in a series of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes or Functional Integration® lessons. Developing greater sensitivity and self awareness, becoming more skilled in experimenting with one's movement patterns, experiencing the accessibility of a more supportive organization and a smoother quality of movement not only informs the student's practice, but also helps one detect and attend to training flaws before they lead to strain and injury. The simple truth is, we don't always have to learn the hard way.
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