Abstract: A reflection on the importance of allowing each vertebra to fully contribute to the motion of the spine and possible reasons preventing some vertebrae, in particular in the thoracic area, to contribute to the movement of the spine and get fixed in an habitual pattern as consequence of a fixed emotional response.
Abstract: A brief introduction to the idea of attractors forming the landscape of our movement patterns and some ideas about the relationship between voluntary and involuntary movements
Abstract: Learning can be seen as creating associations to extract order from chaos. If the noise is too high it is very difficult to form reliable patterns allowing us to form functional motor patterns. The first task of a Feldenkrais practitioner is to reduce the noise level.
Abstract: Toward an effortless skating style. How apparently uncorrelated movement pattern can transfer from one activity to another.
Abstract: The polyvagal theory is emerging as new paradigm to understand the role of the vagus in affect regulation, post traumatic stress disorder, and is giving us a better understanding of the autonomic system. This novel understanding of the nervous system is essential to facilitate learning.
Abstract: Francisco Goya life and works are a testament to the idea of continuous learning from his initial formal work as court painter to the intense and intimate black paintings. Unfortunately, when it comes to basic human functions like vision, learning seemed to be limited to critical periods but is it really the case?
Abstract: Feldenkrais explored headstands as a controlled fall and was successful in teaching Ben Gurion, the first Israeli prime minister to perform it. Contrary to the myth of core strength, headstand is mostly related to the correct pelvis rotation and skeletal alignment.