Neuroplasticity: Your amazingly flexible brain

Your brain has this fantastic ability to physically change itself when faced with a new and challenging experience. This ability is called neuroplasticity.

As our brains develop, neural pathways change. Less-used pathways are pruned away while pathways that you use regularly grow stronger. Athletes have some of the strongest pathways, as do those who live in a state of constant fear. And every action you do, thought you think, every emotion you feel, relies on, and strengthens, a different neural pathway.

Neuroplasticity is your brain's ability to create new neural pathways and reshape existing ones, even as an adult. New pathways equate to changes in thoughts, behavior and patterns of action. Your brain makes these small changes naturally throughout your lifetime. But when neuroplasticity's potential is thoughtfully and methodically explored, this reorganization can make your brain faster and more efficient at performing all kinds of things, from perceiving to understanding, and even moving more gracefully.

The Feldenkrais Method’s ability to harness neuroplasticity is inherent in the Method. One of Dr. Feldenkrais' most famous quotes was: “What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible minds”. He knew neuroplasticity existed, and all Feldenkrais lessons are built around this paradigm.

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