Masters of Sensation
The videos below are for your browsing pleasure.
They are neither categorized, ranked nor exhaustive of the art forms they present.
They are simply moments of skill and joy, inspired by years of deep practice.
When I think back to one of the passages in Dr. Feldenkrais' writing that resonated
deeply with me, it was this:
"But willpower is necessary only where ability to do is lacking.
Learning, as I see it, is not the training of willpower but the acquisition of the skill
to inhibit parasitic action and the ability to direct clear motivations as a result of self-knowledge.
It is perhaps not unconnected with this that all creative people do things in their own way.
Painters, mathematicians, composers, and everybody else who has ever done anything worthwhile,
always had to learn to paint, think, and compose—but not in the way they were taught.
They had to learn and work until they knew themselves sufficiently to bring themselves
to the state of spontaneity in which their deepest inner self could be brought up and out.
Such people are not free of compulsion—much to the contrary. The difference is that
what they produce out of the state of compulsion has some value because of the true
spontaneous nature of the production.
It is hoped that the following pages will be of assistance to those who want to learn to learn."
—Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self, Introduction