The Feldenkrais method aims at the conscious performance of movement according to the motto- “consciousness through movement”. Inefficient movements should be reduced with this principle and the muscles should only be tense when really needed.
The creator of the Feldenkrais method is Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). He was an engineer, doctor of physics and judo expert, and developed this and other methods over the course of a 40 year research career. They are based on the dynamics of the human body whilst conscious of the gravity and of the neuropsychological interaction between the nervous system, the muscles and the skeleton.