• Amherst Year 1
  • 06/17/80 AM1 Seated and Twist Left, Part 1 [Also known as ‘Dead Bird’]
  • Duration of the recording: 53 min.
  • DVD 5; VHS 12
  • audio only


Lesson Outline

  • Sit R leg bent back, L leg in front, lean on L hand behind. R hand hanging just below eye height. Turn L & R…easier L , so turn L. Emphasis on internal feeling of ease.
  • Stay L and turn eyes back R
  • Close eyes and test
  • Stay L and keep eyes on hand, and turn head R
  • Then head not moving and only eyes R.
  • Rest, sitting easy and tall.
  • Close eyes and check again.
  • Turn L and then turn head and eyes back R. What are you doing with R hip joint? Towards and away from floor.
  • Eyes closed, from hip joint, turn L, stay there–and open eyes to see where
  • Rest
  • Turn and stay L, put R hand on head, tilt L ear to L sh; R ischium goes to floor, as though to sit equally with both ischia, R side gets longer.
  • Keep head in middle, and take L shoulder to ear….then L ear to shoulder; L side gets shorter
  • Sit and turn L a couple of times…stay…and round your back, like to kiss your L knee, and erect yourself…flexors work, extensors work, what do hip joints and knees do? Low belly just above pubic bone…push it forward.
  • Rest. Test.

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