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Synopsis

Standing and lying on the side and back, pass each foot through a ring formed by the arms (hands interlaced).

Lesson Outline

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# Preparation Action to be repeated and explored Hints & Comments Approximations to look out for
1 Standing; interlace fingers. Lift R leg and pass R foot into the ring of the arms. Slowly, without falling.
REST
2 Standing; change interlacing. Lift L leg and pass L foot. Difference between sides.
Lie and REST.
3 Lying face up, bend both knees, interlace fingers. Lift R leg and pass R foot into the ring of the arms. Make it easier: lift head, turn foot, breathe out,
loosen the interlacing, slowly.
REST
4 Change interlacing. Other side. (L foot through ring; but without lifting head.) Maybe use standing foot.
Alternate legs through the ring. Which is easier?
REST
5 Lie on R side, interlace hands. Pass foot through–which one? L. Where do foot and KNEE go? L knee goes behind L elbow.
REST
6 Lie on L side, change interlacing of hands. Pass R foot through. R knee behind elbow.
REST
7 Lie on R side, interlace hands. Pass R knee through. More difficult to organize yourself to do this.
Where do you take head, shoulders?
Initially figure out how to lift the foot; then with a
more flexible hip you can lift the knee so it can go through.
REST
8 Lie on L side, interlace hands. Pass L knee through. The more effort, the more difficult. Chest, breathing.
REST
9 Stand, interlace hands. Pass R foot, then L foot. Easier than before?
Then pass R foot, and stay, and pass L foot too. Reverse L leg out first.
Then start with L foot and add R foot.
REST
10 On back. Interlace hands. Pass R foot though, then also L. Spread hands more if necessary. Make it easy.
REST
11 On back. Change interlacing. Pass L foot through first, and then when both are through, take out both at the same time. Easy, slow. Everyone should be able to by the end.
Use reversibility to catch whether you do it by effort instead of softening.
REST
12 Sitting. Interlace fingers. Pass R foot through, then L; take out L then R. Until you can take them both out at same time. Difficulty of learning how to learn.
Connection of ability and self-worth, and Edith Piaf.
REST.
13 Face up. Hands interlaced. One foot through, then the other. Then bringing both out at once.
Lie on R side. Interlace hands. L leg through, then R.
R leg through, then L.
Then difficult one first (withdraw both legs at once), then easy one first.
14 On L side. Interlace hands. R leg through, then L.
L leg through, then R.
REST Those who find it easy, stand the arms
at shoulder height and lift the legs to go through.
Those who find it difficult, keep the legs where they are and strain to reach the arms around.
After you make it easy for the legs, you can make it easy for the arms.
15 Stand. Interlace hands. Pass one leg and remove; other leg and remove.
Pass one (R) leg, and then add the L; then remove the L first, then the R.
16 FINAL Walk around and see how you feel.

Lesson Outline

  1. Standing; interlace fingers. Lift R leg and pass R foot into the ring of the arms. Slowly, without falling.
  2. Standing; change interlacing. Lift L leg and pass L foot. Difference between sides.
  3. Lying face up, bend both knees, interlace fingers. Lift R leg and pass R foot into the ring of the arms. Make it easier: lift head, turn foot, breathe out, loosen the interlacing, slowly.
  4. Change interlacing. Other side. (L foot through ring; but without lifting head.) Maybe use standing foot. Alternate legs through the ring. Which is easier?
  5. Lie on R side, interlace hands. Pass foot through–which one? L. Where do foot and KNEE go? L knee goes behind L elbow.
  6. Lie on L side, change interlacing of hands. Pass R foot through. R knee behind elbow.
  7. Lie on R side, interlace hands. Pass R knee through. More difficult to organize yourself to do this. Where do you take head, shoulders? Initially figure out how to lift the foot; then with a more flexible hip you can lift the knee so it can go through.
  8. Lie on L side, interlace hands. Pass L knee through. The more effort, the more difficult. Chest, breathing.
  9. Stand, interlace hands. Pass R foot, then L foot. Easier than before? Then pass R foot, and stay, and pass L foot too. Reverse L leg out first. Then start with L foot and add R foot.
  10. On back. Interlace hands. Pass R foot though, then also L. Spread hands more if necessary. Make it easy.
  11. On back. Change interlacing. Pass L foot through first, and then when both are through, take out both at the same time. Easy, slow. Everyone should be able to by the end. Use reversibility to catch whether you do it by effort instead of softening.
  12. Sitting. Interlace fingers. Pass R foot through, then L; take out L then R. Until you can take them both out at same time. Difficulty of learning how to learn. Connection of ability and self-worth, and Edith Piaf.
  13. Face up. Hands interlaced. One foot through, then the other. Then bringing both out at once. Lie on R side. Interlace hands. L leg through, then R. R leg through, then L. Then difficult one first (withdraw both legs at once), then easy one first.
  14. On L side. Interlace hands. R leg through, then L. L leg through, then R. REST: Those who find it easy, stand the arms at shoulder height and lift the legs to go through. Those who find it difficult, keep the legs where they are and strain to reach the arms around. After you make it easy for the legs, you can make it easy for the arms.
  15. Stand. Interlace hands. Pass one leg and remove; other leg and remove. Pass one (R) leg, and then add the L; then remove the L first, then the R.
  16. FINAL Walk around and see how you feel.

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