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Discovering Feldenkrais Magic: Anyone can do it; Everyone SHOULD do it

If you're reading this and stumbled upon the word “Feldenkrais”... “Felden-WHAT???” you're definitely not alone. I'm here to shed some light on this intriguing method that's been quietly transforming lives for decades.

The Feldenkrais Method (TFM) offers a holistic approach to strengthening, rehabilitation, core stability, balance, and pain relief, all through a gentle process accessible to anyone and beneficial for everyone's progress.

Let’s dive in:

Addressing the Root Cause, Not Just the Symptoms - Elevating Your Rehab Routine

Ever experienced tight or painful muscles? It's easy to believe that stretching, massage, or adjustments will solve the problem. While they may offer temporary relief, the tightness persists until you address the underlying pattern causing it. More often than not, discomfort—be it pain or tightness—isn't isolated; it's part of a larger pattern. Your rehab program should aim to improve every part of it, not just focus on the specific area of concern. The Feldenkrais Method emphasizes the importance of addressing the underlying issue.

Let Your Muscles Rest - Enhancing Strength, Posture, and Balance

Every day, we witness the consequences of our growing dependence on technology: our posture is increasingly affected, as a result, our muscles get really tired doing work to keep us upright. This leads to restricted mobility and muscular discomfort and pain. Your skeleton is your body's natural support system and The Feldenkrais Method prioritizes skeletal support and alignment. As a result, not only will you have improved posture, but your strength, balance, and performance will improve because your muscles aren’t getting fatigued holding you up all the time.

And the best part is that TFM is for EVERYONE!

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever "they" are clearly hasn't tried Feldenkrais. Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, our brains remain capable of learning and adapting at any age. So whether you're 25 or 95, it's never too late to shake up your movement patterns and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Don’t worry about pronouncing it; go experience the magic for yourself!

Liz Cotroneo is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Certified Personal Trainer. She offers individual Feldenkrais sessions, teaches classes, and provides personal and small group strength training.

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