Toronto 1980 – DAY5-1 – Sitting between the heels

Source Toronto Workshop (1980) Several parts of this ATM are missing due to some skips in the recording. 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 Flex-feet Tag […]

AY458 Bending Knees – Lying

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 10 Reel 29, Track 4, Lesson 4 Duration of the recording: 36 minutes Synopsis Thematic continuation of previous two lessons in particular, and the last dozen or so in general Flexing the hip and protruding the tail backwards, pushing the belly out and down between the legs Relevance to lengthening of […]

AY449 Bending in standing

Source Volume 9 Reel 29, Track 2, Lesson 3 Duration of the recording: 40 minutes Synopsis A delightful lesson demonstrating the how movements on the floor and in standing inform each other, and improve each other. Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of the teaching In addition to the movements, what theme […]

AY448 Diagonal bending

Source AY Volume 9 Reel 29, Track 2, Lesson 2 Duration of the recording: 44 minutes Synopsis using an unusual strategy of fast, small movements, Dr. Feldenkrais  introduces  diagonal flexing, then finishes with whole-body flexing. Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of the teaching In addition to the movements, what theme or […]

AY447 Opposition on the side

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 9 Reel 29, Track 2, Lesson 1 Synopsis Lying on side, knees bent back and thighs in continuation of spine, top arm lying behind so hand touches the floor. Take shoulder/back backwards, forwards. Mostly working with small, fast movements. Face turned towards ceiling: lift head with that same hand. Variations of […]