self image

by thankfeldenkrais

“Once we come to see that one’s degree of self-control directly mirrors one’s self-image, we can understand why we find it so difficult to improve our bodily performance by focusing only on the learning of specific actions.
Instead, we might well surmise that to improve one’s self-image so that it more nearly approximates reality will result in a general improvement in one’s bodily actions.
And the results of such an improvement would be both quicker and more extensive than the results from any system of exercises that applies only to specific actions.”

– Moshe Feldenkrais

Source― Embodied wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais