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Body & Mature Behaviour
by
Moshe Feldenkrais D.Sc;
Foreword by Carl Ginsberg

shall be our
Guiding
and
[largely]
‘ruling’
Text

… from this moment on …
[until it becomes ‘prudent’ to ad another Text …]
1600.
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page XXIV paragraph ‘2’

(“) Although the subtitle on the cover
of the 1966 edition of
Body and Mature Behaviour
says
“A study of movement orientation and muscular perception
and their influence on doing, facility of learning,
anxiety and behaviour in general.
In short a study of muscle and behaviour,”[sic]
the true nature of this book is
the human person and his or her special human capacities …
These include
awareness, the learning of new responses,
an openness to present circumstances,
and
the freedom to take potent action.
It is an ideal, indeed,
but also a hope and possibility
for every-one for improved living.”

In summing up the book, Feldenkrais mae a number of contentious statements in his conclusions.
First,
“A clear distinction should be made

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between
conditioning in animals
and
learning in men …”
Second,
“Behavioural disorders arise through
the adjustments of the individual to a
specific given social order
and have little to do with
the biological adaptation and the species character.”
Third,
“In all behavioural disorders there is
of necessity
an element of lack of security …”
And last,
“Radical changes can not be expected
without reforming
muscular and postural habits.”
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A child can not prove or disprove
the beliefs that are pressed upon him/.her.
But a mature person has the capacity
to develop sensory awareness,
discover how to move with strength and ease,
and self-discover what fits his or her being.
One discovers one doesn’t
have to
take anything for granted
and (to)
stay stuck in old habits that are no longer useful.
One discovers hidden strengths and abilities.
These are the gifts of
the method
developed by Moshe Feldenkrais.
This book is essential
for

all who would take up the (‘) challenge (‘),
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