Working with babies in the Feldenkrais method is an 
aspect of the method that I really love, and I believe 
it is one of the most special. Infants' learning and 
developmental capacities are astounding in terms of speed 
and intensity, and we utilise these capacities during the lesson.
Sensitivity to the infant's senses and desires is of crucial 
importance when setting the lesson's strategy. The participation 
of parents and family in the learning process is emphasised, 
as well as touch and its different qualities, and coaching in 
types of play and communication that have a bearing on 
movement development.

Babies have a long way to go on the developmental track 
until they can "stand on their own two feet". The long process 
of coping with balance begins at a very early age, with the 
movement from back to the stomach. This basic movement paves 
the way for organising posture and balance, and prepares the 
ground for crawling, which in turn leads to sitting, standing 
and walking. Within the major functions like crawling on the 
stomach and on all fours, sitting, and the transition to standing, 
are more basic functions such as breast-feeding, eye-hand contact 
and breathing. The development of the baby's movement procedures 
is constructed layer by layer. In order to crawl, babies must 
first learn to shift their weight while lying on their stomach. 
Transferring weight is spurred on by the desire to reach an 
interesting object with the hand and grasp it. Grasping develops 
from the connection between hand and eye, which should already 
happen while lying on the back at around two months. In order 
to grasp an object, efficient use must be made of the palm and 
fingers and this develops by putting objects in the mouth. Thus 
babies become familiar with the world and with the concept of 
"orientation". It is a single continuous process, in which the 
success of each stage depends on the successful completion of the 
previous one.

Sometimes, for various reasons, impediments occur in the baby's 
development. Delays in development, or motor impediments in 
developmental functions like turning over from stomach to the 
back and crawling. They can occur when the basic rotational 
movements are not used in the developmental process, lack of 
coordination between muscle tonus and reflexor and extensor 
muscles, which impair coordination between the front and the 
back areas. Breathing difficulties which appear when movement of 
the chest and ribs is inhibited, are liable to create problems in 
muscle coordination and in mobility of the skeletal frame.

In order to improve infants' quality of life, various procedures 
are required: analysing the baby's actions in mechanical terms, 
examining the way in which the skeletal frame is used and its 
efficiency, and checking the ability to differentiate and co-ordinate 
(integration) between the various organs, while using motivation 
for action.

                                       Lesson procedure