Lessons

Volume 1

  • 13 June 1977: Sawing forearms: arms crossed in front working into hands joined behind neck
  • 14 June 1977: Continue sawing forearms, including embedded lecture on violence
  • 14 June 1977: Resumed: Continue with sawing forearms
  • 16 June 1977: Continue with crossing arms, included embedded demo on tiredness and posture
  • 20 June 1977: Continue with crossed arms
  • 20 June 1977: Supine, interlacing fingers and lifting elbows off floor
  • (June 21 missing)
  • 22 June 1977: Tilting crossed legs (similar pattern as with crossing arms), interlacing toes
  • 22 June 1977: On hands and knees, and on forearms and knees, tilting pelvis
  • 27 June 1977: On back, right leg bbent and standing to right of left leg, working into holding both ankles and moving legs together.
  • 29 June 1977: Spinal chain with embedded lecture on getting a clear concept of structure
  • 29 June 1977: Spinal chain resumed.
  • 30 June 1977: Spinal chain, lengthening arms out to the side
  • 30 June 1977: Oscillating pelvis with heels and feet
  • 5 July 1977: Spinal chain, continued, with oscillations
  • 5 July 1977: Prone rolling with arms crossed in front
  • 6 July 1977: Pressing and lifting shoulders and hip joints
  • 7 July 1977: Spinal chain continued (taught by Mia Segal)

Volume 2

  • 12 July: On back, lying with one foot standing along outside of opposite leg, finding stability
  • 13 July 1977: Prone with knees bent and soles to ceiling. Exploring cardinal movements of the feet and ankles.
  • 14 July 1977: Prone, tilting legs in and out, holding ankles. Extensors.
  • 18 July 1977: On back, standing foot on floor along lateral side of opposite leg. Movement of the straight leg inside the gate formed by the bent, crossed-over leg.
  • 20 July 1977: Rolling from back to stomach
  • 20 July 1977: On back, standing foot on floor along lateral side of opposite leg; continuation of series.
  • 21 July 1977: On back. Crossing legs one over the other, holding onto heels and coming up to sit. Bringing knees towards floor.
  • 25 July 1977: On back. Right leg standing outside of left leg. Coming to standing.
  • 26 July 1977: Prone, tilting pelvis, relationship of breath and movement to back and ribs. Continues into kneeling on all fours.
  • 28 July 1977: Interlaced fingers with crossed arms, movement on back and sitting. Working towards taking hands together behind head, to touch neck.
  • 28 July 1977: Short piece from series on back with one leg standing to outside of other. Coming to standing.
  • 28 July 1977: Prone, supporting on elbows. Working towards swinging head in circles and noticing relationship to spine, chest, pelvis, feet.
  • 1 August 1977: Coordinating different combinations of flexing wrists and ankles, pressing/raising shoulders and hips, elbows and knees, etc.
  • 2 August 1977: Prone: lifting hips, shoulders, middle ribs; effects on breathing. Lines of stress from heel to hand.
  • 3 August 1977: Walking and crawling.
  • 8 August 1977: Supine, tilting legs to side, arms overhead, connecting arm movements with legs and back. Same with soles of feet together.
  • 9 August 1977: [No name]
  • 10 August 1977: Tilting legs on back, knees crossed, fingers interlaced above head continued. Returning to and moving away from easy limits improves those limits.
  • 11 August 1977: Continuation of August 10 ATM. Variations of the soles facing position. Soft flexion movements. Hands stretche over head interlaced or palm down under lumbar spine.
  • 18 August 1977: Rolling head on back, increasing ease and freedom of rolling as other movements are added.
  • 22 August: Movements of hands and feet followed with eyes. Diagonal connections.
  • 23 August: Diagonal connections on all fours and on back.

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