Moshe Feldenkrais was a pivotal figure in the science of somatics. Grounded in physics, biology, and learning, his method remains the most advanced and comprehensive basis available for developing human potential.
The odyssey of Moshe Feldenkrais’s life is as fascinating as the explorations that led him to establish his method. His journey ranged across the face of Europe amidst many of the central crises of the twentieth century: as a child he experienced first hand the turmoil of the First World War; as an adolescent, the establishment of a Jewish Palestine; as a young adult he worked with the Curies in ground-breaking nuclear research; and also found a mentor in Jigoro Kano, the creator of Judo, who deputized him to introduce that martial art and spiritual discipline to France.
Weaving together Feldenkrais’s life and his work, this book is compelling reading for all who would like to learn about his thought and method, and indispensable for anyone already deeply engaged with his work.