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The Elusive Obvious deals with simple, fundamental notions of our daily life that through habit become elusive. Time is money is obviously a good attitude to have in business or work. It is not at all obvious that in love the same attitude is the cause of so much unhappiness. We often make mistakes. We carry over from one activity to another attitudes of mind that do not m ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Meta Publications
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Katie
Aug 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
f the three books I recently "read" by Feldenkrais (see, however, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read), this is the most accessibly written. It comes at a later stage in his career than the other two, I believe, when his systems of Structural Integration and Awareness Through Movement were pretty fully developed. So actual application of his ideas is presented, which is helpful to getting an idea of what he's all about.

The last 1/4 to 1/3 of the book gets into a basic Awareness Through Move
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Lindu Pindu
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
It's obvious Feldenkrais is not a writer. The book is not engaging, but when you try out the method, the lessons, it opens up a whole new world. So not for reading, but for trying out yourself.
Guilherme Pimentel
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
His best book!!!
Alex
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Chapter: Subjective and Objective Reality

This chapter states that subjective reality is bigger than objective. The main argument is that there are more neural connections that are handling internal processes than ones that process external ones. Much more.


Chapter: A Second Look

The opposite sides of our body learn from each other. Scientific research is too inexact to be applicable to specific cases.
The body reverts to old patterns when it faces a situation that can not be handled in leisure. New
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Totinc
Jan 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book contains some of the most practical approaches to understanding one's mind and body. Feldenkrais implores us to breakdown how and why we find something so "obvious". In doing so, we may become aware of what we do through movement and achieve what Feldenkrais refers to as "Functional Integration."
Nick Arkesteyn
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great book. Some difficult concepts inside. Took me a couple of read-throughs.
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