"Who's there? / Who goes there?" Point of view of the Feldenkrais method of somatic education

Finding movement

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Journal Article




Canada (2005)




Referring to seminal texts and influential authors in the field of biology of cognition, the author discusses connections between mind and body, insisting on the critical role of the body in the acquisition of knowledge viewed as a biological phenomena. She reviews in that context the principles of the Feldenkrais method of somatic education whose goal is essentially to restore the integrity and unity of sensorial, affective and intellectual levels of the self. This approach designed to enhance body awareness and consolidate body image through sequences of movements and functional integration is said to be most beneficial to actors and artists in their search for creativity but it may benefit as well individuals who seek improvement of their health and personal growth.


<p>Guimond, Odette (2005). &quot;Who's there? / Who goes there?&quot; Point of view of the Feldenkrais method of somatic education. <em>IFF Academy Feldenkrais Research Journal</em>, 2.</p><p>www.iffresearchjournal.org</p><p>&nbsp;</p>