AY032 Lengthening and straightening the left leg

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 Lesson #32 Reel 3, Track 2, Lesson 3, Side ? Duration 39 min. Synopsis This is a frog’s leg lesson, and it is presented as a continuation of a minimal lifting (fundamental properties of movement) lesson (AY 31). AY 31 is reviewed, and then the Frog’s leg lesson starts. It […]

AY381 Pillows right and left

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 8 Reel 25, Track 1, Lesson 2 Duration of the recording: 45 minutes 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 AY380 Pillows and Swings (Page 2597) […]

AY041 Basic bending

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 1 Reel 3, Track 4, Lesson 4 Synopsis A deadbird lesson with very astonishing movements.  Moshe Feldenkrais surprises with unusual constraints and suggestions. Exploration of how the eyes lead the movement, how to engage the whole self in twisting and bending, this included the knee, pelvis, sides, shoulders, neck, eyes, … […]

AY476 Lengthening heels and arms

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 10 #476 Reel 31, Track 1, Lesson 1 Duration of the recording: 39 min. Synopsis Side-lying, with your legs in scissors and arms in various positions in front, overhead, and behind you, you lengthen arms and heels, with refinements of the chin and chest. Lesson Outline Fast version (600% speed) lesson […]

AY019 Preparation for a clock

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 AY #19 Reel 2, Track 2, Lesson 4 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 2, Track 1, Side B, Lesson 4 (IFF) Duration 36 min. Synopsis This “preparation” for a pelvic clock works in lying and sitting, leaning on hands and elbows, and with variations of knees bent and feet […]

AY020 Bending the elbows over the knees

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 #20 Reel 2, Track 3, Lesson 1 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 1, Side B, Lesson 1 (IFF) Duration 42 min. Synopsis Continues from AY 12 to leaning on elbow instead of hand, and to standing the foot opposite the arm being leaned on, and taking the […]

AY044 Lengthening of the arms in the shoulder blades

Source AY Vol.1 Reel 4, Track 1, Lesson 2 Synopsis Arm behind head and to the chin, then flex forward. This short video is a visual reminder of AY 44. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with the words in a different manner. The words written sometimes are verbatim, sometimes close to verbatim […]

AY302 Releasing the hips by holding the feet

Alexander Yanai Vol 7 Reel 21, Track 1, Lesson 2 Duration: 45 minutes 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 Hip/Pelvis Freedom Tag Ankle-freedom Tag Lower-back-and-pelvis Tag Softening-chest Knee […]

AY001 Bending the head to the side while sitting

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 Lesson #1 Reel 1, Track 1, Lesson 3 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 3, Track 1, Lesson 3 (This reference is identical to the reference of AY029 in the IFF edition.) Duration 39 min. Synopsis Side-sitting and leaning on one elbow, lift your free arm behind you, and relate […]

Lifting in thought, on the stomach AY30

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 Synopsis This short video is a visual reminder of AY 31. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with the words in a different manner. The words written sometimes are verbatim, sometimes close to verbatim and sometimes my interpretation of the words that are written by Moshé Feldenkrais. — […]