The Creator

 

Moshe Feldenkrais was born in Russia in 1904, and at the age of 14 he emigrated to Israel, where he studied and worked.

In 1928 he graduated in mechanical and electrical engineering at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He collaborated with Joliot Curie in his research into nuclear fission. A pupil of Jigoro Kano, he became a judo black belt and founded France's first judo club.

Following a knee accident, he decided to take personal responsibility for his rehabilitation, succeeding in developing a practical working method that he published in organic form in the book "Body and Mature Behaviour" in 1949.

Feldenkrais dedicated himself to the teaching and diffusion of his method based on genial and innovative intuitions on the relationship between body and mind. His pupils included David Ben Gurion, Margaret Mead Leonard Bernstein and Moshe Dayan.

He died in Israel in 1984. His followers continue to spread and develop his method.

 

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