• This short video is a visual reminder of AY 34. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with the words in a different manner. The words written sometimes are verbatim, sometimes close to verbatim and sometimes my interpretation of the words that are written by Moshé Feldenkrais. — Ute Müller

Lesson Outline

  1. Sit with knees bent a little to sides and hold right foot – left hand fingers together hold toes and right hand hold heel from underneath. Take right foot in a circling movement toward head and head toward foot.
  2. Do the same thing lying on back.
  3. From sitting bring right leg to the floor and bring head to knee and move head as if to kiss or blow along the leg from knee to foot.
  4. Roll to your right side and to lying down and roll to sit up with a swing of the left leg
  5. Sit and take left leg behind right leg a bit forward and take right foot up so as to put arch on top of head
  6. Do movements of taking big toe to draw a vertical line and circles on face and wash face to sometimes the foot does the washing and sometimes the face washes itself on the foot and then both do it simultaneously.
  7. Sit holding right foot and imagine the movements, then imagine holding the left foot the same way.
  8. Hold left foot and imagine the movements we did on the right.
  9. Do the movements to see the quality and compare to what it was like on the right.
  10. Roll to side and onto back and roll up with a swing.
  11. Lie on back observe pelvis
  12. Get up

Focus of Moshe’s Teaching

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  • Continues from AY33. (Similarity with elements of Peter Brook lesson bringing the mouth to the front of the leg.) See also AY324, ATM completing the self-image. Action: Sitting, holding foot, bringing leg and head together. Also lying. Also washing the face with the foot. Also roling from back to sitting and vice versa. Mostly right leg, less time working the left leg. Good for oiling the hips, perhaps helping those with knee injuries find clarity in the hips. (B. Parsons)

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