- Alexander Yanai Vol 1, Lesson 16
- Reel 2, Track 2, Lesson 1, Side ?
- Duration 36 min.
In this variant of the Four Cardinal Points lessons, you come to sitting and return back to four points with the “threading” leg staying long.
- Stand on both hands and both feet.
Lift R hand.
Lift L hand.
Lift R foot.
Lift L foot.
Lift R hand and L foot.
Lift L hand and R foot.
Try all combinations by yourself.
- Lift R hand and R foot.
Lift L hand and L foot.
Lift both legs.
- Lift R foot and place R leg on the floor to sit (your upper body turns to the left).
- To the other side.
- Do the the right in thinking only, 20 times. Then do the other side in thinking only.
- Turn face L, bend R leg to floor–then lengthen R leg and keep it there; place L hand on top of head and make circles–while leaning on R hand and L foot. Place L hand on floor again, and try moving R leg back up to standing and extended again, this time without bending it. Go all the way to sitting and return, with the R leg staying straight.
- Same as 8. but on other side.
- From four points to sitting, alternate sides. Then do it simultaneously as a group (with the other students together).
- On four points try lifting variations like 1. again. Is it easier, more familiar?
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- Indicate focus or key principles that are made explicit in the teaching
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- 8 ATM, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, May 1973 – 3. Movements on four points
- Amherst 1 – Week 2 – 4 points personal
- AY321 Four points
- AY432 Four points – introduction
- E04 Four Cardinal Points of Support on Hands & Feet, Sitting to the Right and Left
- Franz Wurm, Der aufrechte Gang – Series 2 – 08. Wippe im Knien
- LT02 Balance on all fours
- MM04 Crawling and Walking
- Razumny – Four Cardinal Points
- Rotterdam 1976 – Tape 6 – Four Points
- Rotterdam 1976 – Tape 6 – Four Points continues
Share Your Insights (ideas, principles, strategies, experiences, …)
- The combinations of hands/feet lifting can be called ipsilateral hand/foot and the contralateral.
- It’s an inversion, the head is lower than the pelvis. I taught a group of seniors, and this was a lively challenge. We went from sitting on a stool (not a chair) to on all fours, lift one foot, and then come back to sitting. Then a pause. It was refreshing and vitalizing. – travelsheep Feb 5, 2013
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