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Dr. Moshe Feldenkreis, Dead at 80

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Dr. Moshe Feldenkreis, a world famous physiotherapist who taught Prime Minister David Ben Gurion to stand on his head, died here today after a long illness at the age of 80.

Feldenreis developed a revolutionary system of physiotherapy and exercise based on Yoga which was taken up by practitioners all over the world. Ben Gurion followed his regimen throughout his life.

According to Feldenkreis he instructed Israel’s first Prime Minister to stand on his head daily to improve the circulation of blood to his brain. Another benefit, Feldenkreis would say, was the different view of the world a national leader got while standing upside down.

Feldenkreis lectured in many countries, including the U.S. where Senators invited him to demonstrate his system.

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