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Description of this theme

In “coordinating flexors and extensors” lessons, you cross one leg over the other and tilt to the side. Lessons typically include some shoulder variations generated by hugging yourself and rocking chest, or forming a triangle of your arms with palm together towards the ceiling, and tilting this triangle; other variations include see-saw breathing, head differentiation; there are also undifferentiated versions (knees and arms tilt to same side; eyes follow knees).

A significant series on this theme (SF? Amherst?) has you tilt the crossed legs and the arm triangle to the same side–as though holding a pane of glass–and developing until you can go to the floor and return, with reversibility.

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