Part 1 is about Moshe Feldenkrais and his development of the Method with general information about the principles behind it. There is information about her own discovery of the Method, the Australian Feldenkrais Guild and Professional Training Programs.
Part 2 is the main part about how to scan your body, look at habits and their influence on your life, and how to do the non-habitual movement sequences which follow for each weekday for 120 days.
Part 3 tells the stories of clients and their experiences of the Method and some testimonials.
Many people have been introduced to the FM through Madeleines’ book. It has been accepted as required text for the Drama students of the University of Southern Queenslands’ Toowoomba campus. Copies have gone to France, the UK, USA, Thailand, Japan, Germany, Israel and New Zealand.
A Word from Judy Pippen
We can all see the results of bodybuilding. This book will get results with body-awareness building, which is the lasting key to lasting physical change.
Through this clear, easily accessible guide, Madeleine Edgar leads you through a process that can challenge years of poor postural habits and transform your life. She brings to her writing the collective world-wide wisdom of two generations of Feldenkrais Method® in action together with her own professional journey of physiotherapy and Feldenkrais practice. Madeleines’ movement descriptions are honed from hundreds of hours of personal sensory exploration, guiding others vocally and through touch. The “Histories Rediscovered” of personal change in this book are evidence of powerful learning by people like you and me through ‘marvellous movement’.
Give yourself the gift of a year of daily reflective movement based on this book and you will discover for your self the improved health and quality of life that becomes available with aware living and truer physical alignment.
Judy Pippen PhD
A Word from Ricky McMillan
The Feldenkrais Method® helped me to recover well from an injury, then filtered through to enhance the working relationship I have with my horse. It has given me a greater understanding of how we influence each other through the ways in which we move.
Doing the movement sequences in this book has helped me to improve the way I move through my life, both personally and professionally.
Ricky McMillan B.D.Sc. Australian Olympic Representative in Dressage,
Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004