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What’s the Feldenkrais Method? A Beloved Spiritual Offers an Answer

People have never thought about how consciousness develops. You’ll see, in the long run, people will have to become skeleton conscious. – Moshe Feldenkrais (Amherst, July 2, 1981) My mother used to sing this tune to me when I was growing up. Perhaps you’ve heard it, too. Toe bone connected to the foot bone Foot … Continue reading

New on the Blog: A Feldenkrais Video

My colleagues at The Wisdom Daily surprised me by adapting to video one of my essays about Moshe Feldenkrais. Rebecca Odessa beautifully enlivened the text with carefully chosen images and seamlessly condensed a wide range of information. Click the white arrow to play. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. To learn more … Continue reading

Bringing Passover Consciousness to a Dojo and Finding More Freedom

Perhaps the desire to turn everything inside out and upside down, like religious Jews who remove every last crumb of hametz before Passover, is in my DNA. The impulse still arises even though, as an adult, I have never followed Jewish law impeccably around any holiday. Having wandered from Jewish observance, preferring to focus on essence rather than form, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

Convoluted Kaddish for a Complicated Relation

[note: this post is 2-3 times longer than usual] “Oy, es iz shver tsu zayn a Yid!” — Oy, it’s hard to be a Jew The world changed in large and subtle ways in early November. The day before the U.S. election I received a short e-mail from a distant cousin in Munich. She told me that her … Continue reading

Has Feldenkrais Unleashed My Inner Fashionista?!

We act in accordance with our self-image – Moshe Feldenkrais Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant – Moshe Feldenkrais At times, my relationship with clothing has felt impossible, like an ongoing unsolvable puzzle, a perpetual riddle whose answer is always one accessory out of reach. Perhaps the conundrum began with my grandmother, who … Continue reading

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