- Alexander Yanai Vol 9 Lesson #423
- Reel 27, Track 3, Lesson 3
- Duration of the recording: 41 minutes
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- Highly condensed outline of key movements
Focus of the teaching
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- Tag Hip/Pelvis Freedom
- Tag Base-of-neck
- Tag Softening-chest
- Tag Shoulders
- Tag Coming-to-sit
- Tag Sitting-cross-legged
- Tag Knee-pulls-arm
- Tag Shoulder-girdle
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- A pretty challenging lesson IMHO, and one that provokes debate about understanding the instructions. The constraint ( supine with one bent leg side lying on the floor, standing the second foot on the bent leg, and reaching far enough to hold the knee) seems very challenging. To have to move the leg left/ right in this position, to lift the head, and so on, meant only tiny movements are possible, or not at all possible. The challenge of the constraint is clear – to be able to lie and hold below the knee whilst the foot rests on the opposite lower leg requires arms of great length LOL or, of course, a very supple rib cage. However in spite of the challenge and seeming frustration doing the lesson, at the end, a suppleness and smooth transition of force throughout the spine was enhanced, and the hips were more free to open. This therefore would indicate a benefit for cross legged and lotus sitting. However I think the main goal is not for the hips opening, but to soften the rib cage and create movement there. At the end you use the knee to pull the arm to pull the shoulder to come to sitting – in theory. In spite of the great challenge, the rewards of this lesson are marked. [Ben Parsons 25.5.2021]
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