• movement of the shoulder girdle (first half)
  • Differentiation of spinal movement in relation to the shoulder girdle (second half)

Lesson Outline

  • lying on back, interlacing fingers, arms over head, bend and straighten elbows
  • change interlacing, invert hands
  • basic position (either side) – bend right knee, knee out, roll pelvis so knee rests on floor, place left foot on right lower leg, fingers interlaced, hands inverted over head
  • step with left foot as elbows extend
  • as you step and extend elbows, draw in stomach and expand chest
  • other side
  • extend arms to sides (even with shoulders) palms up
  • as you step slide right arm to right, with head and shoulder girdle
  • same to left
  • alternate
  • other side
  • arms out, slide to right, left right arm to ceiling, lift shoulder as you step
  • other side
  • both arms to ceiling, step with foot as you lift shoulders, draw in stomach
  • look to side with bent knee
  • other side
  • hug yourself, as you step roll chest and head away from bent knee
  • eyes and head opposite of shoulders
  • other side
  • legs long, interlace fingers, invert hands over head
  • extend elbows, draw on stomach
  • lift head with extension
  • slight bend of the knees, push with heels, etc

Focus of Moshe’s Teaching

  • movement of shoulder girdle
  • lengthening of spine
  • differentiated rotation

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  • I find it interesting that the focus of the first half of the lesson, on shoulder movement, morphs into fixing the shoulders and rotating the spine from the hips, and then on fixing the torso and rotating the shoulder girdle. For me this falls into the category of Coordinating flexors and extensors. (Ben Parsons)
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