- Alexander Yanai Vol 2 AY #83
- Reel 6, Track 4, Lesson 2 (This reference is identical with the reference of AY072 in the IFF edition.)
This clock lesson is a clock in the middle of the back, not the pelvis. Lying with feet standing, you lift your head with interlaced hands and lift your pelvis, and in that position trace around the clock against the floor, so the middle of your back: 12 as just below or between the shoulder blades, and 6 as the lumbar spine. (You also experiment with doing this with one leg standing and one long, to see how necessary the standing leg is for reaching certain hours.)
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Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- Focus in observing on observing “the back of the back”, and what parts lie on the floor: “especially in the area of the chest, because we will work mostly on that part.”
- In drawing the initial 6-12 line: you pass slightly differently over each vertebra, to the left and right of it.
- Uses the image of almost-dry paint on the floor to specify the idea of the point of maximum contact–will leave a dent in this paint in the floor, and will cause pigment to come off on your shirt–do these circles match? (Matching the subjective and objective–discussed in Differentiation of Pelvic Movements by Means of an Imaginary Clock in the ATM Book.)
- He discusses how the stretched back muscles inhibit the abdominals–but nonetheless the movement requires the strong use of the abdominals, and says this is where the benefit lies–what this does to the chest and the back.
- Accuracy and symmetry.
- This is part of a series of pelvic clocks–A clock in front of the face (AY #82) is a standard pelvic clock, with emphasis on the nose drawing the clock circle; while Clock (AY #84) is a more demanding clock around the lumbar spine/soft tissues of the low back.
- See the Pelvic clock theme for more info.
- Tag Abdominal-muscles
- Tag Dial
- Tag Softening-chest
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