- Mia Segal-Gaby Yaron Evening Class Notes
- July 5, 1978, Lesson #7: taught by Gaby.
This classic extensor lesson (leg bent up alongside) include pushing up from the toes to lift the head.
- Face up, roll head; face down, lift head to look up as references. Every rest face up between the following movements includes rolling the head.
- Face down with L knee open/up to side. Face L (R cheek on back of L hand, which is on R hand): lift head and L arm.
- Same position; lift R leg. Then plant R toes under, get a sense of pushing from toes to lift knee….then pushing from toes, connecting this to lifting head and L arm.
- Same position, but L cheek on back of R hand, which is on L hand–lift head and R arm. Lift R leg. Bend toes under and push from R foot to lift head and R arm. Then lift without pushing from toes.
- Other side, both variations. Feel how pushing from the toes brings the weight forward onto the chest.
- Face up, lift head and take knees towards elbows, lengthening spine: take knee and elbow on each side towards the ceiling. (After this, the head-rolling between variations stops.)
- Lie face down with arms long overhead: lift head to see how far.
- Brings arms down, elbows bent and forearms on either side of head. Lift with one eye open and one closed; other eye; both.
- Face up, flexors and rolling again.
- Face down, hands for push-up: turn toes of both feet under and push from toes to lift the head.
- End with flexors and rolling.
Focus of Teaching
- Lengthening to lift head and arm.
Pushing from the toes, prone:
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- Feeling taller, changing breathing are emphasized in the lesson.
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