NeuroMovement® and the Nine Essentials

What Is NeuroMovement® and How Can It Help?

“Movement is life, without movement life is unthinkable.”
~Moshe Feldenkrais

Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is a revolutionary, holistic approach to human functioning and health. The Method uses movement in ways that awaken the remarkable capacity of the brain to create new connections and new possibilities. People overcome pain, reverse aging, and reach new levels of performance in seemingly miraculous ways.

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An Innovative, Science-Based Method Supported By Brain Plasticity Research

Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® evolved from over 30 years of Anat Baniel’s close study and experience with practical applications of brain plasticity principles with thousands of clients. The method’s approach is founded in neuroscience and the biodynamics of the human body, and supported by current brain plasticity research.

Individual sessions and group classes utilize gentle movements, combined with the 9 Essentials, helping clients to discover easier and more efficient ways to move, clearer and more creative thinking, and greater vitality and well-being.

“Movement Is the Language of the Brain.”

~Anat Baniel

How Can You Get a Better, Stronger Brain?

“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only—and that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements.” ~Daniel Wolpert
The brain’s job is to organize all action, put order in the disorder, and make sense out of the nonsense.

The human brain is built to continue evolving and increasing levels of skill, refinement, and awareness throughout life. The process of continued learning and growth brings about greater strength and flexibility of body and mind, and helps us to live the life we want.

Start to benefit immediately from this process by applying the 9 Essentials of NeuroMovement® Try a short NeuroMovement video lesson.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: This Work Is Cutting-Edge

“Anat applies the exact same principles when helping people overcome limitation that I used to recover my brain and body from stroke.”

“She understands that for any meaningful change to happen in the way we think, move, and use our body, the change has to happen in the brain.”

~Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, World Renowned Author of My Stroke of Insight, Ted Talk Presenter, and International Public Speaker

The Nine Essentials: Keys to Waking Up the Brain and Accessing Your Potential

The 9 Essentials offer you concrete, effective, and immediate ways to easily tap into your brain’s enormous potential. Each Essential helps your brain create new connections to overcome pain and limitation, and reach new levels of physical, emotional, and cognitive performance.

Imagine that your brain is full of an enormous amount of potential possibilities. NeuroMovement® and the 9 Essentials offer the keys to access these possibilities.

You may find some of the Essentials deceptively simple (don’t be deceived), counterintuitive, or perhaps opposing long-held beliefs and myths.

The 9 Essentials are supported by the latest neuroscience research. Click here to see the supporting research.

Take advantage of the brilliance of your brain!

Discover the new and open the door for breakthroughs in your life, be it physical, emotional, cognitive, or interpersonal. Give the 9 Essentials a try.

Try the 9 Essentials Today!
Listen to our podcast and download our eBook to learn more:

NeuroMovement® Revolution Podcast

Breakthrough Possibilities for Your Life Through the Brain’s Power to Change

The 9 Essentials

Quick, daily tips to overcome pain & increase your vitality

The 9 Essentials for Positive Brain Change

Overcome Pain and Limitation, and Reach New Levels of Performance


Movement with Attention

Movement is Life. Movement is the language of the brain. Move often and bring attention to what you feel as you move. Your brain will form billions of new connections, creating new possibilities and transformation. View our video on Movement with Attention.



Fast, you can only do what you already know. Slow gets your brain’s attention and stimulates the formation of rich neural networks. Slow way down to learn and master new skills and overcome limitations. View our video on the Slow Essential.



Variation is at the heart of learning. Call it play, mistakes, or exploration. Introduce variation into what you do, and your brain will create new possibilities in your movements, feelings, thoughts, and action. View our video on the Variation Essential.



Reduce the force with which you move, think, and act. Develop greater sensitivity that will enhance your brain’s ability to perceive the finest of differences, and therefore learn. View our video on the Subtlety Essential.



Enthusiasm is a skill you can develop. It is a choice to appreciate and take delight in small things. Enthusiasm amplifies what is important to you and grooves in new learning in your brain. View our video on the Enthusiasm Essential.


Flexible Goals

If you knew how to reach your goal, you’d already be there. Embrace unexpected steps and mistakes along the way. With this rich information, you can discover your path to achieving your goal. View our video on Flexible Goals.


The Learning Switch

The brain is either in a learning mode—or not. Stress, fear, and fatigue turn the switch off. When you are alert and interested, your learning switch is on. Once on, life becomes a wonderful new adventure. View our video on the Learning Switch Essential.


Imagination & Dreams

With imagination, you can create what has never been there before. Dreams call us and guide us from our future. Both of these will elevate you to new heights, transcending your limitations. View our video on the Imagination & Dreams Essential.



Awareness is an action; it is the glue of learning. It’s a unique human capacity that can catapult you to remarkable heights. When you are aware, you are fully alive and present, and your brain is working at its highest level. View our video on the Awareness Essential.

How Can You Turn Movement Into a Transformational Tool?

The Answer: Use the 9 Essentials

With the Essentials, the brain becomes a brilliant problem solver, leading to breakthroughs in movement abilities, pain relief, and peak performance.

NeuroMovement utilizes movement and the 9 Essentials to create conditions for the brain to upgrade its own functioning, which leads to:

  • organizing movement, thinking, feeling, emotion, and action at a higher level
  • dramatically increasing strength, flexibility, and creativity
  • overcoming pain and limitation
  • reaching recovery not believed possible from stroke, injuries, and other trauma
  • rediscovering the pure pleasure and joy of movement
  • making the seemingly impossible possible and becoming a high performer in life

This Method has helped thousands of people—from five days old to 90 years old—to transform their lives physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Practice these Essentials every day in your normal activities and see what happens!

NeuroMovement®: The 9 Essentials

Quick, daily tips to overcome pain & increase your vitality