Thursday, December 11, 2008

If you know what you're doing, it's correct.

We're all brought up to think of the duality of life. Some things are right, some are wrong.

When it comes to movement we often think of doing it right or wrong and inevitably the student will ask "what is the right way to do this (or move)?"

Moshé's answer to this question would be "if you know what you're doing, then you're correct."

This answer sets the Feldenkrais method apart from how all other methods and techniques look at health and how they go about attaining it.

Setting aside our preconceived notions of what good posture or movement should look like, and relying upon the student's ability to become aware of how they do something, whether static or dynamic. This is the simplicity of the Method.

This is also why the Method isn't classified as 'therapy.' We don't work to some ideal of what proper movement or posture should be or look like. Since we're all constructed a little bit different and all have unique experiences while growing up, we all will have our own way of being in the world...

...and the answers for each won't be the same.

For more on the Feldenkrais Method® you can go to:

Erik LaSeur

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®

Coming January 09! Awareness Through Movement® lessons (group) at West Seattle Wellness in the Alaska junction.

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