AY038 Head and back (distinctions in turns)

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 1 Reel 3, Track 4, Lesson 1 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 2, Track 4, Lesson 4 (This reference is identical with the reference of AY025 in the IFF edition) Synopsis A lesson in differentiation of the twisting of the head, chest and hips in supine and prone positions, using […]

AY230 Self hug the arms rolling the upper and lower girdle, on the back and abdomen

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 5 Reel 16, Track 4, Lesson 1 Synopsis Twisting around the vertical axis, distally using head and pelvis with variations in opposition. Some practitioners note that dizziness can be a side effect. Lesson Outline 1. Supine. Feet standing. Hug with two hands at shoulder blades. R hand to L shoulder blade; […]

MG77 #04 – Classic coordination of flexor and extensor muscles

  Source Mia Segal-Gaby Yaron Evening Class Notes Taught by Mia Segal; 1978 Lesson #4 Synopsis This “coordinating flexors and extensors” lesson works with variations of lifting the shoulders (with arms long), and the self-hug, and with head variations. Lesson Outline Face up, cross R leg over L; lower knees to the R. Same, but […]

AY266 Crossing knees and coordinated eye movements

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 6 #266 Reel 18, Track 4, Lesson 4 Synopsis This “coordinating flexors and extensors” lesson develops very slowly, and focusses on the eyes going along with the movement of the knees in a slow and uniform fashion. You also work with pulling the arm across the chest, and with your hands […]

AY367 Crossing legs and twisting

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 8 Reel 24, Track 3, Lesson 6 Duration of the recording: 40 minutes Synopsis Coordination of flexors and extensors Lesson Outline Highly condensed outline of key movements Focus of Moshe’s Teaching Indicate focus or key principles that are made explicit in the teaching Related ATMs AY028 Legs crossed and expanding chest […]

AY468 Extending the arms with standing the foot on the lower leg

Source Alexander Yanai, Vol 10 Reel 30, Track 3, Lesson 1 Duration of the recording: 40 minutes Synopsis movement of the shoulder girdle (first half) Differentiation of spinal movement in relation to the shoulder girdle (second half) Lesson Outline lying on back, interlacing fingers, arms over head, bend and straighten elbows change interlacing, invert hands […]

AY246 General coordination

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 5 Reel 17, Track 4, Lesson 1 Synopsis One practitioner calls this the “Feldenkrais Sampler” – a little taste of all we do. Lesson Outline Following is an outline in German, then a translation, then a detailed step-by-step. In the step-by-step, please note that the step numbers do not correspond to […]

AY028 Legs crossed and expanding chest and abdomen

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 #28 Reel 3, Track 1, Lesson 2 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 1, Side A, Lesson 2 (IFF) Duration 42 min. Synopsis This “coordinating flexors and extensors” lesson includes variations of seesaw breathing, hugging yourself, lifting your head with interlaced hands, and tilting the arm triangle to […]

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 […]