Becoming ourselves

Feldenkrais and Foucault on soma and culture

  • Abraham Mansbach PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Feldenkrais Practitioner®


Over the last decade we have witnessed a growing interest in the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, not only as a practice but also as a field of research (Husslein 2013, Fördeverein 2016, IFF 2016). The extent, diversity, and quality of the studies published have positioned the method in the frontiers of science, particularly in kinesthetic and somatic studies, and in the new paradigm led by quantum physics and neuroscience (Doidge 2015). This article aims to contribute to that body of knowledge by focusing on the point where the Feldenkrais Method meets the cultural and philosophical domain and, more specifically, examining the notion of the self in relation to Feldenkrais’ method and thought.

How to Cite
Mansbach, A. (2016). Becoming ourselves. Feldenkrais Research Journal, 5. Retrieved from
Hypothesis and Theory