As part of Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the two finalist on the final round had to spell an obscure word which was not commonly known and could be tricky to spell correctly. The word was: “Feldenkrais”. Without knowing the origin or definition of the word, the young contestant successfully spelled F-E-L-D-E-N-K-R-A-I-S. Congratulations!
So what is Feldenkrais?!
The short answer: Feldenkrais is a method of somatic education which was originally developed by Moshe Feldenkrais in the late 1950s -1984 and teaches you how to move and function more easily and efficiently.
I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® over 25 years ago. It made such a positive impact on me and my health that I became a Feldenkrais practitioner®. For nineteen years now, I have been helping people from toddlers to children, teens, adults, seniors and elders, move through their life with greater ease and enjoyment. I hope one day more people all over the world will not only recognize the word “Feldenkrais”, but take classes and individual session in the Feldenkrais Method®. To find out more about how I employ the Feldenkrais Method ®, visit LearningInAction.org
The video clip is a joy to watch. the two final contestants supported each other and were overjoyed when they both won. Check out the video at 8:11 when Feldenkrais is introduced.