- Alexander Yanai Volume 7
- Reel 23, Track 1, Lesson 2
- Duration of the recording: 40 minutes
- Continuing with the theme of 333, on the back, on the front, and on elbows and knees, you lift your extended arms, head, legs in various combinations and explore the concurrent movement of the spine in the opposite direction. This movement of the spine leaves the chest free (rather than requiring it to stiffen), and when lifting the legs on the stomach, the weight can move towards the armpits (this is the suggested direction at the end, but the vertebrae of the neck may still need some organization for this to happen).
- Dr. F refers to recent lessons which may be AY 330-332.
- Highly condensed outline of key movements
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- Every lifting of the limb involves the spine moving in the opposite direction.
- The Limit of principles: they should clarify teaching, not exist as fixed rules.
- This can be thought of as a consideration of the concepts in Lesson 3 of the ATM book, Some Fundamental Properties.
- See AY 333 for an introductory perspective (and on the back)
- AY 278 might be interesting to follow this lesson (if you are interested in further movements of arms behind head).
- Theme Coordinating Flexors and Extensors
- Tag Imagining
- Tag Minimal-lifting
- Tag Movement-of-opposition
- Amherst 1 – Week 7 – 07/25/80 AM1 On knees flexing pelvis (part 1)
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/23/81 pm1 Preparation for Headstand / Crossed Ankles
- New York Quest – DAY1 – PM2 – Finding lightness and ease in the arms and in yourself: Rolling with interlaced hands on the back
- New York Quest – DAY2 – AM1+2 – Lifting the head on the back: simple flexion, one side in imagination
- Washington Quest – DAY4 – ATM #9 Variations of Flexion of Leg on Side leading to Circles
- Audio recording by Sharon Starika based on this lesson at: http://sharonstarika.com/workshops/online-workshops/weekly-classes/mid-back-thoracic-spine/
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