Feldenkrais & Spirituality
When one engages in The Feldenkrais Method, especially here in the southeastern US, the question often arises, "is The Feldenkrais Method related to a particular spirituality or religion?"
The answer to that is no, yet by nature of its process, it offers individuals a way to practice more meaningfully, the spiritual beliefs they embrace.
The Feldenkrais Method is a form of movement based contemplative study. In a lesson, one is welcomed into the movement and flow of attention. The lessons invite people to the direct experience of being present in their body and being. In a busy culture that has beckoned so many of us to feel disconnected from meaningful life, the Feldenkrais Method can guide in reconnecting to the immediacy of the "now," as well as with the sense of being human.
In short, spirituality and the sanctity & beauty of life is important. The Feldenkrais Method can nurture the embracing of the human experience with a hope that naturally abounding love and compassion can be present.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... we need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~ 1910-1997 ~