AY033 Hands interlaced

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 Reel 3, Track 2, Lesson 4 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 3, Track 2, Lesson 4, Side A (IFF) Synopsis This short video is a visual reminder of AY 33. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with the words in a different manner. The words written sometimes […]

AY218 On the side, bending and twisting the chest and spine

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 5 Reel 15, Track 2, Lesson 4 Synopsis Write a couple of sentences. 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 Tag Softening-chest Tag Side-bending Side bending, twisted: Side bending on the knees: […]

AY430 Wide open twist to side

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 9 Reel 28, Track 1, Lesson 2 Duration of the recording: 40 minutes Synopsis Lying on your side, arms straight in front of you, bring your top hand to the ceiling and then behind you. Follow the hand with head+eyes, be aware of opposing leg Lesson Outline 1. Scan lying on […]

AY052 Head fixed, pelvis fixed while standing on the knees.

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 2 #52 Reel 4, Track 3, Lesson 2 Synopsis Continuation of AY 51. Variations on: Roll head in hands while on back, stomach, kneeling, and kneeling with one foot in front. Keep head still while circling (rolling) pelvis while on stomach, kneeling, and kneeling with one foot standing in front Roll […]

AY217 On the side, the sternum becoming flexible

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 5 #217 Reel 15, Track 2, Lesson 3 Synopsis This lesson involves lying on the side, but with the shoulders turned back towards the floor/face towards ceiling. You explore various directions of lifting and turning the head, using your fingertips to soften your ribcage and slide your sternum. Lesson Outline On […]

AY124 Work with the active (dominant) hand

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 3 #124 Reel 9, Track 4, Lesson 1 Synopsis This lesson works to reduce effort in the dominant hand, arm, and shoulder. Lesson Outline First Outline Lie on your back Notice movement of the breath How does your pelvis lie on the floor? Your shoulder girdle? Bring your attention to your dominant […]

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; […]

AY244 Heels and Toes in circles (Heels and feet in circles, part 1)

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 5 Reel 17, Track 3. Lesson 3 Synopsis Noguchi’s Version: Lesson Outline 1. Sit leaning on hands behind you, slightly bend R knee up. Draw large circles on floor with R heel, it is OK to move the knee in and out. Pelvis turns. Make circle continuous, even. Move slowly, pay […]

AY221 Opposing movements in the head and shoulders, (2)-on the knees

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 5 Reel 15, Track 4, Lesson 4 Synopsis Standing on the knees, one hand to the floor, the other to the ceiling, the lesson takes us through a series of increasingly complex investigations that require increasing flexibility of the chest, thoracic spine, as well as the shoulder girdle and neck. In […]

AY077 A Clock

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 2 AY#77 Reel 6, Track 3, Lesson 1 Synopsis This pelvic clock lesson works with the nose and pelvis travelling their clocks, while the legs and arms are placed in various positions. This short video is a visual reminder of AY 77. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with […]