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The Feldenkrais Method® Miroslava Kovarova

Does your back hurt?

Are you tired after sitting at your computer for hours?

Do you suffer from chronic pain of any part of your body?

Do you have trouble focusing your attention?

Have you stopped participating in activities you used to enjoy?

Do you want to feel better in your body?

The Feldenkrais Method® is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.

The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) a Russian born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator.

The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

The Feldenkrais Method is expressed in two parallel forms: Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®

 Awareness Through Movement®

Is the form of the method where practitioner verbally presents movement sequences to the group of people. The lessons consist of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolved into movements of greater range and complexity. Lessons attempt to make one aware of his/her habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and to expand options for a new ways of moving while increasing sensitivity and improving efficiency.

 What are Benefits of the Feldenkrais Method?

Anyone young or old, physically challenged or physically fit can practice the Method. Feldenkrais is beneficial for those experiencing chronic or acute pain of the back, neck, shoulder, hip, legs or knee, as well as for healthy individuals who wish to enhance their self-image.

Through lessons in this method you can enjoy greater ease of movement, an increased sense of vitality, and feelings of peaceful relaxation. After a session you often feel taller and lighter, breathe more freely and find that your discomforts have eased. You experience relaxation, and feel more centered and balanced.

Awareness Through Movement® with Mgr. Miroslava Kovářová

Miroslava Kovářová has been active in the field of dance as a teacher, dramaturg and manager working with independent dance groups as well as professional theaters. For the past 18 years she teaches at The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. From 2002 - 2006 she studied at the Feldenkrais ®International Training Program Wien III. From 2004 she teaches Feldenkrais method at the Academy as well as in a form of workshops and lectures for general public.

More info: www.feldenkrais.abp.sk