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.

Lesson Outline

  • 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.

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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
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