One of my favorite extended quotations from Moshe Feldenkrais. Audio and transcript below.
"You live the way you want it. Now, that's what we want to get. It must be good for you and not for the Feldenkrais teaching it should be good for you."- Moshe Feldenkrais
[talking to several students] "Because some of you here have the legs opening much too wide - because they've been doing who knows, yoga or something and their legs open to much. And then others, they don't open enough.
And we will try to get something where they open just for what they should be by your structure.
Not by your "idea" of whether yoga is good or bad and therefore you have to do it or you don't have to do it. Yoga is good and bad like the Feldenkrais teaching is good and bad. Anything is good and bad. You are good and bad. I am good and bad.
BUT - there is one thing - it must be good for you and not for the yoga. And not for the Feldenkrais teaching. It should be good for you.
If it's not good for you, then your legs are too wide for you [talking to a student] and not going wide enough for you. You should find out what's good for you and let alone let all the other systems die if they want - but you live.
All right? You live the way you want it. Now, that's what we want to get. It must be good for you and not for the Feldenkrais teaching it should be good for you."