SF2 – Week 8 – 3 August 1976, am: Eye Lesson with Stick in Mouth

Source SF Training Year 2 (1976) Duration: 37 min. 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 Vision Resources Add links to external resources that would be of […]

AY453 Eyes and lines

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 10 Reel 29, Track 3, Lesson 3 Duration of the recording: 37 minutes 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 Vision Tag Imagining […]

AY296 Relaxing the muscles of the throat

Source Alexander Yanai Volume 6 Reel 20, Track 3, Lesson 4 Synopsis In various positions such as sitting, kneeling, or lying on the stomach, place the palm on the scalp and move the skin in a circle. Allow the movement to gently gyrate the spine. Lesson Outline Sit, place one hand on the crown. Move […]

AY420 In sitting – twisting with the eyes

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 9 Lesson #420 Reel 27, Track 2, Lesson 4 Duration of the recording: 35 minutes Synopsis This is a classic Dead Bird lesson but without the strong focus on the eyes that is found in ATM Book lesson 10. Lesson Outline The base position is in side sitting with the hand […]

AY002 Seeing the heels

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1, AY #2 Reel 1, Track 2, Lesson 1 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 1, Side A, Lesson 1 Duration 35 min. Synopsis This extensors lesson includes looking over the shoulder towards the heel, and holding the ankle. Lesson Outline Face down (entire lesson); R hand on L […]

AY007 Seeing the heels while lying on the stomach

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1, AY #7 Reel 1, Track 3, Lesson 3 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 3, Lesson 1 (IFF) Duration 40 min. Synopsis This challenging advanced flexor lesson works with rocking on the diagonals both face down and face up, and works with in the challenging position where (face […]

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, … […]

AY165 The eyeball lesson

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 4 Reel 12, Track 2, Lesson 1 Synopsis In this lesson, we explore the eye as a physical shape and space. We use the (historically-derived) image of a thin instrument, like a section of clock spring, that can slide in and around the eyeball to the back. Lesson Outline Sitting cross-legged […]

AY010 Covering the eyes

Source Alexander Yanai Vol 1 Lesson #10 Reel 1, Track 4, Lesson 3 (according to Eva Laser https://www.somatik.se) Reel 1, Track 4, Side B, Lesson 3 (IFF) Duration 37 min. Synopsis Movement of reference : palm of hands covering the eyes, making the background more uniformly dark (sign of a quiet system). Lesson Outline On […]

Total Body Vision, by Jack Heggie – Turning standing

  Source Total Body Vision, by Jack Heggie Synopsis This standing lesson explores the connection between turning and the dominant and non-dominant eye. It uses two props: an eye-patch, and a target on a wall. Lesson Outline Palm eyes Dominant eye, then repeat sequence for non-dominant eye Turn right and left, leading with dominant eye, […]