- expand functioning range of movement of torso and coordination of ipsilateral torso-limb junctions
- lying on right side, knees bent, hips flexed, arm lying along side, hand resting on pelvis
- move left shoulder forward and return to neutral
- compound the shoulder movement adding, variously, body and head movements (head both in direction of shoulder and opposite to direction of shoulder) to movement of shoulder
- move shoulder backward
- compound the movement adding, variously, body and head movements (head both in direction of shoulder and opposite to direction of shoulder) to movement of shoulder
- move shoulder upward
- compound the movement with head movement
- move shoulder down, let left arm lengthen down away from head, and left hand slide over buttock towards floor
- (after every compound movement above, perform basic movement and draw awareness to increased range of movement)
- move left shoulder down as left hip raises, with left foot raising, left knee pivoting on right knee
- circle left shoulder, hand moving across buttocks, towards and away from floor
- lying on right side, knees bent, hips flexed, left hand to floor in front of shoulder with hand nearly under elbow
- circles with shoulder and elbow
- compound moving left shoulder, left hip and head in various directions
- circle left hip
- hip and shoulder circles, in same direction, in phase
- hip and shoulder circles, begin 180 degrees out of phase, in opposite directions
- stand and direct awareness to others and self, looking for evidence of which side was worked
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- awareness of the possibility of greatly expanded ways of living
Hip circles on the side:
- To purchase from Bruce Holmes: Experience the joy of moving well; The Feldenkrais Lessons: Awareness Through Movement; Volume 1 Lesson 7; Shoulder Hip Clocks
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- Moshe, in this lesson, repeatedly draws the participants’ awareness towards increases in their range of movement. He does this eleven times. Whilst it would be possible to extract a sequence of movements and instructions from this lesson that did not have participants frequently focusing on how far they were reaching, doing so would produce something far from what Moshe does in this lesson. – Gerald Lee
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