Why This Combo?
The Feldenkrais Method works most effectively if you practice regularly. And often. Each lesson teaches you how to be a little bit better than you already are. The process of improvement can be much more pleasant when we're allowing the improvement to take place at a slower pace. It's easier to maintain your sense of comfort with a more relaxed pace when you know you are not trying to get to a specific end. Improvement is more lasting when it is realized over time.
Because engagement with mindfulness meditation is already generally accepted as an ongoing practice--one you attempt to return to, day after day--juxtaposing mindfulness meditation and a Feldenkrais class is a great way to come to understand the value of making your Feldenkrais work into a regular, ongoing practice, as well.
A Feldenkrais practice is simply a way to be kinder to yourself; to be more self-nurturing; to regularly remind yourself, through action, rather than just thought, of what you can do and how you can do it more comfortably and effectively. Over time, you'll feel better and better while you gain confidence and a sense of being more and more able to do more of what you'd like to do, no matter what that might be.
And all the while, you’ll be enhancing your mindfulness practice as well. You’ll come to see the attention you pay to yourself in movement during Feldenkrais classes as a very useful and enjoyable “object” of meditation.