My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants.

— Moshe Feldenkrais

The most grateful Moshe Feldenkrais quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.


Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, the easy elegant.


I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality.

They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning. A brain without a body could not think.


Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except our belief that they are so.


Our breathing reflects every emotional or physical effort and every disturbance.


In order to recognize small changes in effort, the effort itself must first be reduced. More delicate and improved control of movement is possible only through the increase of sensitivity, through a greater ability to sense differences.


People confound, misuse, interchange thinking and speaking, not realizing that speaking is for communication and thinking is for action.


Learning to inhibit unwanted contractions of muscles that function without, or in spite of, our will, is the main task in coordinated action.


We have more experience of movement and more capacity for it than of feeling and thought... We know much more about movement than we do about anger, love, envy or even thought. It is relatively easy to learn to recognize the quality of movement than the quality of other factors.


Movement is life; without movement life is unthinkable.


Standing is harder than moving.


What you truly learn best will appear to you later as your own discovery.


About Moshe Feldenkrais

Quotes 18 sayings
Profession Physicist
Birthday May 6, 1904

A brain without a body could not think.


Find your true weakness and surrender to it.

Therein lies the path to genius. Most people spend their lives using their strengths to overcome or cover up their weaknesses. Those few who use their strengths to incorporate their weaknesses, who don't divide themselves, those people are very rare. In any generation there are a few and they lead their generation.


In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us.


Ultimately, we become aware of most of what is going on within us mainly through the muscles.


No matter how closely we look, it is difficult to find a mental act that can take place without the support of some physical function.