Important Acclaim for The Feldenkrais Method®
"This is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function. We're condemning millions of people to a deteriorated old age that's not necessary."
— Margaret Mead, PhD, Anthropologist
"Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself."
— Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford Univ, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience
"Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision I have found nowhere else."
— Peter Brook, Film & Stage Director
"Moshe Feldenkrais has created a towering body of knowledge. There is no other theory or practice that delves so knowingly and deeply into the relationship between the body, its reflexes, its habitual levels of muscular tension, and gravity. Feldenkrais [is] as seminal to somatics as Freud was to psychology."
— Robert Shaw, M.D., Medical Director, The Family Institute of Berkeley, CA
"Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience I know the remarkable results achieved."
— David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel
"The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility."
— Alex Shester, M.D.
"The Feldenkrais Method is changing the image in the motor cortex; and our brain, feeling the freedom of the new learning, rushes to meet it."
— Arno Gruen, M.D., Psychiatrist
"As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life—physically and emotionally—by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis."
— Maria Luskin, Professor Emory University Medical School
"Feldenkrais represents a revolution in human health."
— Smithsonian Magazine
"I was totally awed by the amazing sophisticated knowledge that this system [has]..."
—Dr. Esther Thelen, Professor of Psychology, Indiana University, Director of the Infant Motor Development Laboratory, Author, with Linda Smith, of A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action
"Moshe Feldenkrais was one of the first neuroplasticians...Feldenkrais' insights have been reaffirmed by the neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, who showed that long-term neuroplastic change occurs most readily when a person or an animal pays close attention while learning."
—Dr. Norman Doidge, Psychiatrist and Author The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity and The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Scientist
"Genius, of the magnitude possessed by Moshe Feldenkrais defies categorization: what, after all, was he? He could function at the highest level in nuclear physics, as a martial artist, as an inventor, as a developer of top-secret counterespionage projects, and as one of the most prescient observers of neuroscience. But the role for which he would have wished to be remembered was his bringing all these backgrounds together to become one of the most important forces in holistic healing, who fused insights from Eastern thought and Western science in a whole new way. Now, finally, the great integrative genius and master of turning scientific insights into practical ways to help people has found, in Mark Reese, the biographer he deserves. Moshe Feldenkrais: A Life in Movement, Volume One, is a fastidiously researched, exciting, profoundly insightful story, that gets deep inside the mind of the swashbuckling, theatrical, brilliant integrator, as he lived through many of the greatest intellectual, political, and scientific events of the 20th century, met and worked with many of the most creative scientists and clinicians, and who, in his struggle to overcome his own major injury, pioneered a unique way of teaching people to learn how to learn, and to change their brains, by increasing awareness of whatever they did, providing the foundation for a gentle but powerful approach to alleviating human suffering."
—Dr. Norman Doidge, book jacket blurb for the recently published biography of Moshe Feldenkrais, Moshe Feldenkrais, A Life in Movement by Mark Reese
"I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies."
— Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com