Quotes by Moshe Feldenkrais

Quotes by Moshe Feldenkrais

Are you in love with The Feldenkrais Method? I am and I love the quotes by Moshe Feldenkrais too. 

Moshé Feldenkrais has come up with a lot of brilliant material for thought and practice. With remarkable quotes. See the list below.

The Feldenkrais Method gains publicity and more and more practitioners worldwide offering Awareness Through Movement classes and Functional Integration lessons.

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Quotes by Moshè Feldenkrais

“Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except our belief that they are so.” 

Moshe Feldenkrais

“In short, health is measured by the shock a person can take without his usual way of life being compromised” 

Moshe Feldenkrais

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

“In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, the easy elegant.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

“People confound, misuse, interchange thinking and speaking, not realizing that speaking is for communication and thinking is for action.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

Awareness Through Movement lessons

The following quotes are from the Awareness Through Movement lessons by Moshé Feldenkrais. I stumbled upon them while preparing for my own ATM classes or when joining the An AY a Day lessons. You might find them as enlightening as I do. 

“(..) Now, pay attention if there is any difference. Whoever paid attention to the difference between the legs will find that he suddenly goes down lower. All of a sudden, he feels that this leg disturbs, that this thigh disturbs. Only when he knows what to correct does he have some chance that it will be corrected. But, if he simply knows that he does not know “to do” — he never fixes himself. (..)”

Moshe Feldenkrais, AY#356 Bending Knees with Toes Lifted, 8c

“(..) If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want. If you do not know what you are doing, you cannot do what you want. (..)”

Moshé Feldenkrais, AY#536 Fingers interlaced on the chest, 3d

“(..) Do one good movement and not twenty bad ones because if you do one good one, it is possible to do another one better. If you do twenty bad ones the twenty-first will also be bad, also the hundredth, and also the thousandth. Whoever does not have patience cannot learn. He can just do and be killed. (..)”

Moshé Feldenkrais, AY#539 Fresh Standing, 7d

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Moshé Feldenkrais Zitate – German

„Organisches Lernen ist grundlegend, daher unerlässlich. Es kann auch therapeutisch wirken. Lernen ist gesünder, als Patient zu sein oder sogar als geheilt zu werden. Leben ist kein Ding, sondern ein Prozess. Prozesse aber gehen gut, wenn es viele Wege gibt, sie zu beeinflussen. Um das zu tun, was wir möchten, brauchen wir mehr Wege als nur den einen, den wir kennen – mag er auch an sich ein guter Weg sein.“

(Moshé Feldenkrais, Die Entdeckung des Selbstverständlichen, Suhrkamp 1987)

“Egal wie genau wir auch schauen, es ist schwierig einen geistigen Akt zu finden, der ohne die Unterstützung irgend einer Art körperlicher Funktion stattfinden kann.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

„.. das Unmögliche möglich machen, das Mögliche leicht und das Leichte elegant“.

Moshe Feldenkrais

… Raum für weitere Zitate…


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