To Hannah Vo-Dinh, Feldenkrais is too much of a well kept secret, particularly in the United States.

The activity, which is meant to re-train a person’s brain about how to move, was promoted on May 9 when Middletown’s Pioma Pilates held a day of free Feldenkrais classes in order help build more of a following in the Frederick County area.

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Dwasserba

As far as a goal being to get all body parts "flat," what if you have scoliosis and are never "flat"?

Chkt61

Excellent question. That was incorrectly stated in the article. There is no goal to be flat!

sue1955

It's good that it was mentioned that this practice can be done in a chair or on a table; the latter preferably one that a person can get onto and off easily. A lot of people, if not most, who are in considerable pain and/or just not in shape, can get down on the floor (and get back up) as the pictures show as part of these classes.

Chkt61

Yes, and use of chairs is not limited to private sessions. Many group lessons are done in chairs, and instructions can be modified to accommodate anyone who needs to sit in a chair or wheelchair. Students are asked to do only that which is easy and comfortable. Eventually, many people discover that they are able to get down to and up from the floor. Dr. Feldenkrais said that the method would "make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant."

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