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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Feldenkrais Movement Institute; 3rd Revised edition edition (7 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889618772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889618777
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 16.3 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This very timely and indispensable book provides common sense lessons to connect the mind and body through movement. Whether you are an athlete, performing artist, professional or health care worker, this guide from Frank Wildman, Ph.D. will help you work and live with greater ease. Originally published in Germany, this title is the first Feldenkrais Method book to become a national best-seller. Now in English, it's finally available to many more readers world-wide. You will feel better, work more efficiently, and, lower your stress. Features include: 50 easy lessons to more comfortable movement; practical and common sense applications; quick exercises with immediate results; and, Feldenkrais Method learning. You can take it anywhere! Quickly learn how to obtain greater freedom in your middle back, shoulders, hips, knees, and jaw. Bend easier, reach with ease, improve your balance, and even find your optimal driving position. They are all here and more!

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By kinesics on 12 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
The Feldenkrais Method is possibly the most innovative educational/therapeutic method in existence. It can help both body and mind to function more efficiently.

However, having been developed by a physicist with a profound knowledge of kinetics and neurophysiology, neither the practice nor theory is particularly accessible. This book remedies the situation, simplifying the entry point without losing the essential flavour. The author, Frank Wildman, is a genius practitioner. I have personally witnessed him achieve the seemingly miraculous with a number of people suffering severe difficulties.

If, like them, you've been there and done that, yet still feel there must be something more, this could be it. The trick with this method is learning to do less, not more. It took me years to learn and I'm a practitioner!

Do give this book a try. It will at least make you question some commonly held assumptions about health and well-being. It may even change your life!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Si on 27 Jan. 2006
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I recommend this book to all my Feldenkrais Students to reinforce what they learn in Awareness through Movement classes and individual lessons. It helps present the tools for self-help through this wonderful method and is one of the most accessible books I have seen on the subject. The lessons cover a wide range of subjects including freeing your back, preventing RSI, walking and even comfortable driving. Each lesson is compact and easy to follow point by point, with clear illustrations. This book is a great support to anyone interested in improving their ability to move well and be pain-free and will lead you into understanding much more about yourself and unravelling problems or limiting habits you may have. A great way of discovering about the extraordinary benefits of the Feldenkrais Method, at present a too well kept secret!
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By S. A. Bremner on 3 Nov. 2014
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A great reference book for picking up quick exercises whilst clients wait in my massage clinic.
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Very interesting, accessible and useful book. I would recommend it.
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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the best book about the best mind-body method out there! 27 Jan. 2007
By ZenGate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Feldenkrais Method is possibly the most innovative educational/therapeutic method in existence. It can help both body and mind to function more efficiently.

However, having been developed by a physicist with a profound knowledge of kinetics and neurophysiology, neither the practice nor theory is particularly accessible. This book remedies the situation, simplifying the entry point without losing the essential flavour. The author, Frank Wildman, is a genius practitioner. I have personally witnessed him achieve the seemingly miraculous with a number of people suffering severe difficulties.

If, like them, you've been there and done that, yet still feel there must be something more, this could be it. The trick with this method is learning to do less, not more. It took me years to learn and I'm a practitioner!

Do give this book a try. It will at least make you question some commonly held assumptions about health and well-being. It may even change your life!
57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
very helpful book 24 Nov. 2004
By Christine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this book after years of chronic pain and headaches. I had tried chiropractic, massage, and prescription medication, but these only took the edge off my pain. I got this book after a friend recomended the feldenkrais method, and have had wonderful improvement after a month. I saw improvement after the first two lessons. It is easy enough to understand without any help if you will take the time to do the lessons, and if you have the ability to visualize what is happening in your body as you move. I would recomend buying the DVD "The Alexander Technique" first as an introduction to the concepts in the book.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
The Tao De Jing of Movement 6 Jun. 2008
By Edward Yu - Published on Amazon.com
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Finally, a book that is simple enough to follow, yet with generous room for variability. Unlike most books involving movement--such as books on say pain relief, running or athletics--the lessons contained in The Busy Person's Guide to Easier Movement continue to unfold in front of you so that you, the reader, have the option of going back time after time and actually getting more each time you try the same lesson. This is because no lesson is actually the same if you heed the instructions in the beginning, which include using your imagination, being comfortable and going slowly. Done this way, the lessons guide you not only toward more flexibility, strength and comfort, but greater creativity and independence! The book may claim to be about "easier movement," but be forewarned, it is much deeper than that. You could discover possibilities in living that you had never imagined.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Paid Off Great For Me 3 Jan. 2011
By Scott Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book. This is a better guide to Feldenkrais movements than Moshe's classic Awareness Through Movement. You don't have to read through 100 pages of wonderful background which flavors Moshe's book. The Busy Person's Guide is immediately valuable. The car and driver lessons were cool and worth the price of the book. I sit, stand and drive differently. The book is very easy to follow and illustrations are excellent. The short 5-15 minute format really worked.

I'm not saying you don't need to read Moshe. If fact, just the opposite, If you get the Feldenkrais bug get the Master's early books. Read them all. They complete the picture of a man wildly ahead of his time.

If you want to explore Feldenkrais Movements by actually doing the exercises help yourself to Frank Wildman's Busy Person's Guide. If you feel GREAT you will keep doing it. You can explore the transformational underpinnings... later.

I am showing these movements to my nearly 88 year old mother and she is loving the increased movement at a time in her life when movement defines her boundaries. I got her a copy.
49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
50 exercises 2 Oct. 2005
By Jenice C. Lange - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
That's 33 cents per excersise, quite a value. Actually each lesson has more than one movement, 5 to 15 movements per lesson so it's like 10 times 50 which is 500 divided by the price, pennies per exercise. This is a no nonsense guide that promises and delivers, the title says it all. The lessons take 5 to 15 minutes. The directions are easy to follow, the drawings are good. It helps to vocally record some of lessons on tape of course. The only thing I personally can compare this book to is relaxercise and I like this better. I bought it I'm happy! I got all the excersises. I don't need no weights, I don't need to stretch, I don't need to sit cross legged with some freak telling me to breathe. I don't need no big beach balls, and rubber bands. I can get there faster. My ligaments feel great, my muscles are smarter. My mind is stronger. My bones are alive. I can walk forever. I can rest in peace. My connective tissue is new. It's ok I cheated, I did try some of Anat's tapes before.
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