Flow in Feldenkrais’ theory and practice

An example of emersiology of the living body

  • Adjoa Domelevo Feldenkrais Practitioner; Physical Education teacher; Doctoral student, University Paris-Descartes, at EA (Équipe d’Accueil (Laboratory)) 3625 ‘Techniques et Enjeux du Corps’ (Body Technics and Issues)
  • Bernard Andrieu PhD, Professor University Paris-Descartes. Director, EA 3625 Groupement de Recherche International (International Research Group) 836, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (National Research Center of France)
Keywords: Feldenkrais Method, stress, didactic, flow, body ecology

Abstract

The research problem is expressed as follows: Awareness Through Movement, one of the two Feldenkrais Method modalities, promotes emergence and persistence of flow experience and its returning into flow (Csikszentmihalyi 1975, 1990). The aim of this research is to create new knowledge about the body, Feldenkrais Method, and flow. It is intended also to test and verify the Feldenkrais Method’s impact on the experience of flow. Her epistemological posture will be rooted in body ecology (Andrieu 2011) and positive psychology (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi 2000). The research methodology will adopt a qualitative approach. The results of of this study will be relevant to three social spheres: the scientific community, educational sphere, and the sports world.

Published
2016-10-16
How to Cite
Domelevo, A., & Andrieu, B. (2016). Flow in Feldenkrais’ theory and practice. Feldenkrais Research Journal, 5. Retrieved from https://feldenkraisresearchjournal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/5
Section
Research in Progress