We are pleased to offer books by Moshe Feldenkrais through our sister company, Feldenkrais Resources. This is a small selection of the products available.
Body and Mature Behavior
A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation, and Learning
Body and Mature Behavior is considered one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ most succinct writings on his study of human development as it relates to the relationships between movement, emotional maturity, and behavioral patterns.
From Body and Mature Behavior:
“All perception and sensation take place on a background of muscular activity.”
Body Awareness as Healing Therapy
The Case of Nora
This is a brilliant case study of a woman who had suffered a severe and debilitating stroke. It is the most extensive account available of Dr. Feldenkrais’ individual work of Functional Integration. The reader is taken on safari through the ‘jungle of the brain’ as Feldenkrais explains how he teaches Nora to regain her ability to walk, to read, and to more fully function in the world once again.
From Body Awareness as Healing Therapy:
“The ability to learn a skill such as right-left orientation needs the childish state of mind, that ability to play while learning, the ability to pay attention, without intending to learn.”
The Elusive Obvious
The Convergence of Movement, Neuroplasticity & Health
This warm conversational book is deemed by many as one of Moshe Feldenkrais’s most readable and interesting books. The Elusive Obvious was the last book Feldenkrais wrote and in it he distills his vision of his Method. The book represents a graceful summation of both the theory and practice of the Feldenkrais Method.
The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais
This seminal collection contains all of Moshe Feldenkrais’s English-language articles and interviews and is a must-have for Feldenkrais enthusiasts. These thoughtful articles and lively interviews explore a diverse range of subjects: the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, the mind-body connection, martial arts, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind.
From Embodied Wisdom:
“A healthy person is one that can live fully his unavowed dreams.”
Higher Judo goes far beyond self defense, arguing for judo as an educational practice that furthers maturation of the whole person, and revealing some of the fundamentals of Moshe’s thinking just as he is developing his method.
From Higher Judo:
“With great perseverance it is possible to achieve…the state where one works not from necessity but enjoys the pleasure of creative work…”
The Potent Self
A Study of Spontaneity and Compulsion
This is a most psychological of all Feldenkrais’ writings as he delves deeply into the relationship between faulty posture, pain, and the underlying emotional mechanisms that lead to compulsive and dependent human behavior. He shares remarkable insights into resistance, motivation, habit formation, and the place of sex in full human potential. The Potent Self offers Feldenkrais’ vision of how to achieve physical and mental wellness through the development of authentic maturity.
From The Potent Self:
“In behavior, what matters in individual cases is not what most people do, nor the statistical average, but the individual personal experience.”