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In this lesson, face down with a knee drawn up and one hand standing, you roll the head over an arm extended long on the floor overhead–and ultimately roll the pelvis to bring the weight onto the drawn up knee.

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  1. Lie face down, draw up R knee. Stand R hand and lengthen L arm above head on floor. Use R arm, turn R shoulder back, roll head L.
  2. Other side.
  3. Face down, R knee drawn up; lengthen R arm on floor and stand L hand. Use L arm, turn L shoulder back, roll head.
  4. Other side.
  5. Face down, R knee drawn up. Stand both hands. Roll shoulders back on one side and the other, roll forehead on floor.
  6. Other knee drawn up.
  7. Face down, R knee drawn up very close to stomach; lengthen R arm on floor and stand L hand. Stand L toes, and from foot roll pelvis very gradually until it can easily bring your weight onto your R knee under your torso.
  8. Other side.
  9. Face down, R knee drawn up very close to stomach; lengthen R arm on floor and stand L hand. Stand L toes, roll pelvis so weight on to R knee. Using L hand, turn L shoulder back, and roll head L so that back of head comes on to R arm….
  10. Other side… [in progress]

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1.1 position: supine, left arm long above head, right knee + hip bent, right hand standing on floor next to right shoulderblade, left ear on floor movement exploration: with help of right hand turn the head. further down the original transcript says: That means to lift the shoulder and roll the head to the left Now if there is a rolling of the head, then the head can only roll to the right. If the head should go to the left, then it must be lifted and turned. Which one is it? A rolling movement, or a lifting and shifting and turning? Hi Alfons–They way I read it, in 1 and 2, you are turning the shoulder back (to the R, then to the L) and letting the head drag and turn–the opposite direction. So you’re more with your cheek or nose on your upper arm. This interpretation makes 3 and 4, with legs and arms switched, challenging, but accessible. And it kind of fits with 6: rolling over the forehead on the floor. Then 7 and 8, you bring the knee closer to stomach/develop ability to lift pelvis. Now in 9 and 10, with this more tucked up leg position, you do the opposite: turn both shoulder and head to the L, to the R, rolling the head in the same direction, so the back of the head comes to rest on the upper arm. A challenge but much more plausible with the leg tucked up like this, than it would have been in the position of 2. And you turn even further back with the arm towards the ceiling moving in an arc. LynetteReid LynetteReid Sep 8, 2011 Disclaimer: This site is for sharing information about Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lessons. The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. Nothing on Feldy Notebook should be construed as an attempt to offer medical advice or treatment. All contributions to this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License. Do not add any copyrighted information to this website. Feldy Notebook is sponsored by Kinetic Inquiry.