- Alexander Yanai Vol 10
- Reel 30, Track 3, Lesson 2
- Duration of the recording: 40 min.
Sitting in a chair, with each hand resting on the thigh or both hands on one thigh, you turn (twist) to the side and differentiate the head and eyes, looking from side to side and up and down.
- Sit on the front edge of a chair
- Move one hip forwards, and backwards. Allow the whole body to be turned
- Turn the torso to the side but not the hips
- Move one hip forwards and stay, rotate the head further to the side and back. Also the eyes alone. Also lift head and eyes up and down. Also differentiate the movement of the eyes from the head. Also differentiate the movement back and forth of the shoulder alone.
- Also use the hands pushing on the thigh to increase the torso rotation. Also differentiate the movement of the head from the eyes. Also fix the eyes on a point and differentiate the head rotation.
- Repeat on the other side
- Also alternating, also differentiating the shoulder movement in opposition to the hip movement. Also oppose the head and eye movement to the hip movement. Also oppose the eye movement to the head movement.
- Lift the head up and down. also differentiate the eye movement from the head movement.
- Hug yourself and rotate to both sides. Increase the speed.
Focus of Moshe’s Teaching
- Focus is sequential, segmentational differentiation: i.e. rotating body parts together, and independently of each other, including the pelvis, the head, eyes, and shoulders.
- Extending the arms with standing the foot on the lower leg AY468. AY468 consists of two halves, the first more to do with increasing shoulder extension, but the second to do with differentiated rotation between the pelvis and the upper torso. In AY469 the fixed point reversed, as the pelvis is (sometimes) fixed and the upper body is moving. (Ben Parsons)
- All lessons of differentiation of movement in the spine neck head and eyes.
- Theme Sitting in a Chair
- Tag Sitz-bone
- Tag Fast-movements
- Tag Self-hug
- Tag Turning-in-sitting
- Tag Eye-differentiation
Share Your Insights (ideas, principles, strategies,experiences)
- This is a wonderful lesson enhancing differentiation of the spine for turning. Seated position makes it accessible for seniors etcetera. This lesson would be good for starting out practitioners and those working with senior populations, inter alia. It takes the experiences of the previous lesson in lying, moves them into verticality in gravity, and changes around the locus of constraint from shoulders to pelvis. Ben Parsons
- Add your thoughts about the lesson here.
- Please sign your comments
- Differing viewpoints are welcome and desired!
Disclaimer: This site is for sharing information about Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lessons. The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. Nothing on Feldy Notebook should be construed as an attempt to offer medical advice or treatment.
All contributions to this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License. Do not add any copyrighted information to this website.Feldy Notebook is sponsored by Kinetic Inquiry.