The Elusive Obvious: The Convergence of Movement, Neuroplasticity, and Health

The Elusive Obvious: The Convergence of Movement, Neuroplasticity, and Health


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Scientist, martial artist, and founder of the method that bears his name, Moshe Feldenkrais wrote several influential books on the relationship between movement, learning, and health. In The Elusive Obvious he presents ideas that are more relevant today than when the book was first published, as current research strongly supports many of the insights on which the Feldenkrais Method is based. This beautiful new edition is ready to be treasured by an emerging generation of somatic practitioners, movement teachers, performing artists, and anyone interested in self-improvement and healing. The two main strands of the Feldenkrais Method—Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration—are now known by many around the world for reducing pain and anxiety, cultivating vitality, and improving performance. The Elusive Obvious presents a thorough and accessible explanation of the Feldenkrais Method, and, as its title indicates, throws light on the solutions to many of our difficulties that are hidden in plain sight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623173340
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 410,961
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., (1904-1984) was a distinguished scientist, physicist, and engineer, and the founder of the method that now bears his name. His insights contributed to the development of the new field of somatic education and continue to influence disciplines ranging from the arts to physical and occupational therapy.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2019 Edition by Norman Doidge, MD xi

Foreword to the Original Edition xxv

Preface xxix

Introduction 1

The Organism 13

On Learning 29

Biological Aspects Of Posture 39

The Body Pattern Of Anxiety 55

A Second Look 71

Subjective And Objective Reality 79

Awareness Through Movement 89

Functional Integration 119

The Obvious Is Elusive 143

In A Nutshell 151

Bibliography 155

Index 157

About the Author 163

Resources 165

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