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About the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education

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Videos About Feldenkrais

Though it’s hard to really learn about yourself while watching a screen (that’s why the Feldenkrais Project is an audio lesson collection), we’ve got some videos to help you get oriented to our learning processes.

Learn to Learn, by Moshe Feldenkrais

If you’re new to Feldenkrais you’ll find the resources above more accessible. But if you’re ready to dive deeper or you’re curious to hear explanations in his own words, Moshe Feldenkrais covers the basics – with his usual scientific clarity – in this short booklet designed to help you get the most out of your studies.

It’s posted online – read it here.

Or order your own print copy from Feldenkrais Resources (no affiliation, it’s just the best place to buy this booklet).

Here’s a preview of the topics Moshe explains:

  • Do everything very slowly
  • Look for the pleasant sensation
  • Do not “try” to do well
  • Do not try to do “nicely”
  • Insist on easy, light movement
  • It is easier to tell differences when the effort is light
  • Learning and life are not the same thing
  • Why bother to be so efficient?
  • Do not concentrate
  • We do not say at the start what the final stage will be
  • Do a little less than you can

The print version is a beautiful little booklet:

Movement is life. Without movement life is unthinkable.


One has to set about learning to learn as is befitting for the most important business in human life; that is, with serenity but without solemnity, with patient objectivity and without compulsive seriousness…. Learning must be undertaken…in a state where smiling can turn into laughter without interference, naturally, spontaneously.

– Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self


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