- Alexander Yanai Vol 4
- Reel 12, Track 1, Lesson 1
- On stomach, lift a leg, and flex and extend the foot. Imagine doing so with each toe leading the movement. Do so without putting pressure into neck and chest.
- Highly condensed outline of key movements
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- Indicate focus or key principles that are made explicit in the teaching
Lifting straight leg and circling the feet:
Soles of the feet facing each other, prone:
- AY164 Preparation for a headstand, #2
- AY187 Breathing rhythmically #4 (On both sides)
- AY216 Lifting the hands at the head in a “V”
- AY244 Heels and Toes in circles (Heels and feet in circles, part 1)
Share Your Insights (ideas, principles, strategies, experiences, …)
- In an online discussion, Ellen Soloway gave some clarifications:
- on the anatomy of extensors, Moshe asks us to be aware of extra tonus so we may reduce the tone so we have a better distribution of effort along the kinematic chain of extensors
- on stabilizing spinal column in relation to pelvis
- Sandy Weiss notes that… on belly, legs wide, knees bent heels together -this activates the glutes, hamstrings are shorted at the hip and pelvis and thus functionally inhibited… often in standing a person will thus feel the extension at the knees, and thus use more than “just” your back line…
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