- Volume 9
- Reel 29, Track 1, Lesson 4
- Supine, folding to sit
- Highly condensed outline of key movements
Focus of the teaching
- In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on
Flexing knees, supine:
- AY458 Bending Knees – Lying
- AY459 Pulling the knees and straightening the knees
- AY489 Legs and lifting back
- MM02 Thinking and Doing
- SB2 Flexing and Extending the Foot while pressing body parts and Lengthening
Flexing knees, lift head, supine:
Shoulder to knee:
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- In AY-A-Day (19-Oct-2018), there was considerable discussion about the intentions for steps 10 & 11. We learned that there are a variety of strategies and thoughts.
- One could think that this is part of a series exploring folding (standing, raising heels & pelvis, 443 & 444) and 445 ( quite extreme folding)… — Rob B
- Sandra Bradshaw notes:
For me this lesson is about spreading the force or workload proportionately through the entire system. As I was doing the lesson, if I started to move before I had my entire self-image in my awareness I would immediately feel tension particularly in my throat as I tried to lift my head (“try” being an important word here). When I paid attention to my little toes relative to my heels, the width of my pelvis, the scapulae and of course later in the lesson the armpits along with softening the eyes, the movement had that beautiful feeling of moving from intention to action in a flowing whole body movement. I never purposefully bent my little toes, it came from the movement of lifting the knees which in turn flexed my ankles.
As I breathed out I would allow my belly to relax and expand but also feel my low back going towards the floor at the same time so the expansion of the belly and the back was adding dimension to the feeling both of relaxation (in the belly) and support (by way of the low back).
It is an amazing lesson and I also often couple it with the standing lesson where you bend at your ankles, knees and hip joints. I don’t know where that lesson is in the lexicon of ATMs. It was one I did at a workshop with Jeff Haller. It’s the one where you bend smoothly so as not to disturb the needle on a weigh scale.
~~~ Sandra Bradshaw
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