MM09 Head Through the Gate

Source The Master Moves – Mann Ranch Workshop Collection 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 Judo-roll Tag Sitting on heels Tag Cervical-spine Tag Fast-movements Tag Pelvis-on-standing-feet […]

AY146 Bending the spine while sitting in a chair

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 3 (101-150) Reel 11, Track 1, Lesson 1 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 Theme Sitting in a Chair Tag Side-bending Tag Rounding-and-arching-the-back […]

AY050 Lowering the head

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 1 Reel 4, Track 2, Lesson 4, Side ? Synopsis This lesson involves spinal flexion and extension in a relatively large number of different positions, both symmetric and asymmetric. Positions include sitting, on all fours, kneeling, sphinx, semi reclined, inter alia. Lesson Outline Lower the head forwards, rounding the back; and […]

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 […]

MG78 #06 – Learning to move the head and neck from the center in side sitting

  Source Mia Segal-Gaby Yaron Evening Class Notes Mia Segal, June 29, 1978 Synopsis 1-3 sentences. Lesson Outline Sit cross-legged, hands on thighs. Raise (as high as you can) and lower head. (Is your nose your head? Throughout, shifting awareness.) Sit with legs long, lean on hands behind. Lower and raise head (as far as […]

AY057 Lifting the head on all fours

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 2, #57 Reel 4, Track 4, Lesson 2 Synopsis On hands and knees, improve ability to arch spine and look up using whole self. Variations include: differentiate eyes, explore connection of arms into back (lifting elbow like a bird), and on back imagining flexion. Lesson Outline Hands and knees: lift and […]

AY177 Making the spine flexible and integrating it

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 4, AY177 Reel 13, Track 1, Lesson 1 Synopsis Flexion and extension of the spine, face up (lifting pelvis and head), on hands and knees, face down (looking underneath self), and kneeling with head rolling and dragging on the floor. Advanced students have the possibility of listening to which vertebrae participate […]

AY450 The pelvis backward on the knees

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 9 Reel 29, Track 2, Lesson 4 Duration of the recording: 40 minutes Synopsis On hands and knees, taking the pelvis backwards. Variations of raising and lowering head, legs together and apart, lying on side to take the pelvis backward, creating an arch, and lifting each arm as you take your […]

AY098 Zen sitting

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 2 (#98, page 643) Reel 8, Track 1, Lesson 2 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 1, Lesson 2 (IFF) Synopsis While sitting with your spine like a stick, move your spine in a conic shape; make clocks with nose and top of head Lesson Outline The key movements […]