The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® (ABM) helps people of all ages overcome pain and limitation and achieve lifetime fitness and vitality – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The method accesses the remarkable capacity of the human brain to form new connections and new patterns and reach levels of performance never achieved before.
Derived from the groundbreaking method developed by Dr.Feldenkrais, the ABM is based on cutting-edge scientific theory and on the understanding of how our brain learns and transforms our body, our mind and our spirit. Tens of thousands of people seeking an alternative and complementary approach to medicine, fitness training, physical therapy programs and ways to help children with special needs have used the ABM with great success.
The ABM is described in detail in Anat's books
Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality (Crown Publishing Group, 2009).
Kids Beyond Limits (Penguin Books, 2012).
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and the Feldenkrais Method®
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, engineer and judo master, pioneered a learning system that uses movement and awareness of self to bring about remarkable changes in the human mind and body. Dr. Feldenkrais was born in Russia in 1904. Early on, in the 1940s, when looking to overcome a debilitating injury he suffered to one of his knees, rather than focus on the muscles and tendons associated with his injury, Dr. Feldenkrais realized that it is his brain that needs and can find new ways to organize and move that leg successfully, despite the injury.
He formulated the understanding that as humans, we are fully dependent on learning throughout our life and that the human brain is built to continue learning and growing at any age. This learning is not a luxury but a necessity for our health and well-being. Movement was the means he chose to communicate with the brain. He made the early connection that how people learn and whether they continue to learn is closely related to how well they function and feel. He understood that each human brain has a built-in capacity to function better or worse, on higher or lower levels. He then proceeded to develop an understanding of the conditions the brain needs in order for it to function and learn best. Based on that understanding he was able to develop concrete ways to communicate with the brain directly, primarily through movement and awareness, and bring about remarkable changes for his students.
Feldenkrais was driven to have people achieve their potential, and through that, their human dignity. More information is available at www.feldenkraismethod.com.