AY448 Diagonal bending


  • AY Volume 9
  • Reel 29, Track 2, Lesson 2
  • Duration of the recording: 44 minutes


  • using an unusual strategy of fast, small movements, Dr. Feldenkrais  introduces  diagonal flexing, then finishes with whole-body flexing.

Lesson Outline

  • Highly condensed outline of key movements

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  • A nice, gentle lesson, good for an intro.
    Goes from specific to the whole body, activating flexors repetitively so their habitual tonus reduces.
    A theme of ‘what moves with what’, especially shoulders and head. What do we habitually move together? and then, especially because of the fast movements, finding a more sustainable way.
    Overarching thought: the body has an effective and fast response which we have overlaid with other functions, intentions, habits, leaving us feeling “tied up”. This lesson helps rediscover the built-in ease.
    ~~~ Rob Black.
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