- Alexander Yanai Volume 7, Part A
- Reel 21, Track 4, Lesson 2
- Duration: 41 minutes
- “Candle” refers to a yoga pose commonly called the shoulder stand. That is, the person rests on the head and shoulders with the pelvis and legs vertical, the pelvis supported by the hands.
- In a variety of counter-intuitive positions and movements, the student learns to lengthen the back muscles to allow the legs to become lighter overhead.
- The lengthening and rounding of the back also assist with the ability to roll to sit to stand (see series 310 thru 316, and more)
- Highly condensed outline of key movements
Focus of the teaching
- In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on
- #79 – Preparation for a shoulder stand back and pelvic movement
- AY362. Candle. (Page 2483)
- AY227. Swinging bent legs to strengthen K ferm or Lengthening the erecting muscles (The extensors). (Page 1553)
- Tag Softening-chest
- Theme: Yoga Poses
- Tag Lengthening the back
- Tag Lifting-feet-with-hands-sitting
- Tag Twisting
- Tag Swinging-legs-supine
- Tag Lifting-feet-with-hands-supine
- Tag Lifting-head-and-one-foot-supine
- AY009 Preparation for a shoulder stand (on the back)
- AY011 Preparation for shoulder stand
- AY227 Swinging bent legs to strengthen K ferm or Lengthening the erecting muscles (The extensors)
- AY362 Candle!
The pelvis is lying on fists:
- Amherst 1 – Week 8 – 07/28/80 AM2 Opening the legs (part 2)
- AY245 Heels and feet in circles
- AY282 Basis of hopping, continuation 
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