AY198 Straightening the knees while leaning on the forearms

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 4 (151-200) Reel 14, Track 1, Lesson 3 Synopsis Write a couple of sentences. Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of the teaching In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on Related ATMs Arms behind the knee, straightening the leg: Straight knee […]

AY141 Touching the floor with the hands, #2

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 3 (101-150) Reel 10, Track 3, Lesson 3 Synopsis Write a couple of sentences. Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of the teaching In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on Related ATMs Tag Lengthening the back   Arms behind the knee, […]

Amherst 1 – Week 9 – 08/07/80 AM2 Summary of lessons and principles (#2)

Source Amherst Year 1 (1980) Duration of the recording: 51 min. (The sound at the end of the lesson is missing in the IFF DVD edition) Continuation of 08/06/80 AM2 Right side arm and leg go to ceiling 08/06/80 AM3 Full circles holding the legs 08/07/80 AM1 Summary of lessons and principles (part 1) Synopsis […]

AY147 Standing up from the chair with crossed legs

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 3 (101-150) Reel 11, Track 1, Lesson 2 Synopsis Write a couple of sentences. Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of the teaching In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on Related ATMs AY150 Movement with a stick while sitting. (Page 995) […]

AY139 Touching the floor with the hands, #1

Source AY Volume 3 Part B Reel 10, Track 3, Lesson 1 Synopsis Starting with asymmetric movements that shorten the back (a kind of extension), then asymmetric lengthening the back (a kind of flexion). This alternating of arching and rounding repeats with delightful variations.  Some might find this rather athletic. An alternate challenge is finding […]