Source

  • Ann Harman taught at the 2003 conference at Omega.
    A rough transcript of the lesson from feldyforum by Ann Harman

Synopsis

  • Write a couple of sentences.

Lesson Outline

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Body scan. Observe sensations in throat and mouth.
  • Open and close mouth, observing ease and quality of movement.
  • Place fingers on tip of chin. Stroke back toward the throat until you find bone at top of throat.
  • Bring fingers apart on each side of tip of chin. Stroke back to find hyoid.
  • Repeat, beginning with fingers farther apart on mandible each time, until you have stroked from all parts of mandible to touch all parts of hyoid.
  • Explore hyoid, discovering shape of bone.
  • Extend head (tilt backwards), return to neutral
  • Stroke hyoid back to front, slightly lifting it.
  • Extend head while stroking and lifting hyoid.
  • Flex head. Stroke and lift hyoid while flexing head.
  • Does it lift more easily now?
  • Grasp the hyoid gently so as not to inhibit its movement, using the thumb and index finger.
  • Swallow, observing movement of the hyoid.
  • Gently push hyoid up toward head a few times.
  • Push hyoid down toward feet a few times.
  • Open and close the mouth. Has the quality of the movement changed?
  • Rest.
  • Press hyoid to the left, and then allow it to return to center.
  • Press hyoid to the right, and then allow it to return to center.
  • Move the hyoid in an arcing motion, lifting the right side of the hyoid up and pushing the left side down.
  • Move the hyoid in an arcing motion, lifting the left side of the hyoid up and pushing the right side down.
  • Rest. Note sensations in throat. How much space is in throat?
  • Open and close the mouth. Has the quality of the movement changed?
  • Vocalize an “O”. Can you feel this in the throat? With a hand on the hyoid, can you feel the vibration?
  • Rest.
  • Place hand on hyoid. Vocalize “O” and vary the pitch. What happens to the hyoid as the pitch changes?
  • Press hyoid gently upward as you vary the pitch.
  • Press hyoid gently downward as you vary the pitch.
  • Rest.
  • Move the hyoid up, down, right, and left. Does it move more easily?
  • Swallow, and note sensation. Does throat feel more open?
  • Slowly open and close jaw. Has this changed?
  • Stand and walk. Notice carriage of head and shoulders.

Focus of Moshe’s Teaching

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