SF2 – Week 09 – 10 August 1976: Five Winds Kata, continued from Weeks 6-7

Source SF Training Year 2 (1976) Duration: 12 min. 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 Coming-to-sit Tag Lengthening the back     Five winds kata: Tanden, […]

SF2 – Week 09 – 09 August 1976: Rolling Like a Baby

Source SF Training Year 2 (1976) Duration: 102 min. 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 Baby’s First Year Tag Rolling Tag Posture Tag Hip/Pelvis Freedom Tag […]

SF2 – Week 06 – 20 July 1976: Five Winds Kata continued

Source SF Training Year 2 (1976) Duration: 33 min. 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 Coming-to-sit Tag Lying to Sit to Stand Tag Coming-to-stand Tag Supine-to-stand […]

AY352 Twist like in a -0 -with differentiation

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 8 Reel 24, Track 1, Lesson 6 Duration of the recording: 39 minutes 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 Imagining Tag Five-cardinal-lines […]

AY359 Tanden with bending the knees

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 8 (351-400) Reel 24, Track 2, Lesson 6 Duration: 40 minutes 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 Imagining Tag Lengthening the back […]

Tanden, Hara, Dantian

In Alexander Yanai Lesson 351 Dr. Feldenkrais refers quite extensively to the “Tandien”, and also in lesson 359. He also obliquely mentions it at the end of  AY 352. In the transcript of AY 351, Dr. Feldenkrais refers to the “tanden” as a Japanese word. What is this? see also: the Wikipedia article on “Hara”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hara_(tanden)  […]

AY351 Swinging the legs on the side

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 8 Reel 24, Track 1, Lesson 5 Duration: 44 minutes Synopsis Side lying, holding the shin of the upper leg parallel to the floor bring the knee in an arc from the chest to behind; the range is important – only what is possible. Sense the “tanden” (or danTian” or “Hara”) […]

AY460 Separation in lying with Saika

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 10 Lesson 460 Reel 30, Track 1, Lesson 1 Duration of the recording: 41 minutes Synopsis Through extending the toes with exhale “into the guts”, and exploring associated bending in the body, the student observes increased freedom in the spine and pelvis. The final movement, coming to sit, is a consequence […]