Description of the theme
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/22/81 pm2 Preparation for head stand – Carp jump
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/23/81 am Preparation for Headstand / Crossed Feet, Knee / Hand Lift
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/23/81 pm1 Preparation for Headstand / Crossed Ankles
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/23/81 pm2 Preparation for Headstand / Crossed Ankles (cont.)
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/24/81 am: Preparation for Headstand and Carp jump (cont.)
- Amherst 2 – Week 3 – 06/24/81 PM Preparation for Headstand and Carp Jump, Shoulder Roll
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 06/29/81 AM1 Carp Jump Review, Finding Your Hip Joint, Shoulder Roll Review
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 06/29/81 AM2 Preparation for Headstand: Rock on Head
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 06/30/81 AM Preparation for Headstand / Extensions-On Stomach
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 06/30/81 PM Preparation for Headstand: Turn the Head
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 07/01/81 AM1 Prone Worm Movements / Worm on Stomach (includes On the Back to Release Extensors; The Bow, Imagining Knee to Elbow, Worm on Back, Rock on Head, and Hands Under Knees)
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – 07/01/81 AM2 Preparation for Headstand / Falling out of Headstand
- Amherst 2 – Week 4 – PM3 Preparation for Headstand / Walk on Head
- Amherst 2 – Week 6 – 07/15/81 PM1 Back Like a Bridge/ Rolls; Shoulder Press / Pelvic Lift
- Amherst 2 – Week 8 – 07/28/81 PM Leg Flop to Squatting
- AY009 Preparation for a shoulder stand (on the back)
- AY011 Preparation for shoulder stand
- AY071 Preparation for a headstand, 1
- AY072 Preparation for a headstand, 2
- AY079 Preparation for shoulder stand; back and pelvic movement
- AY163 Preparation for a headstand
- AY164 Preparation for a headstand, #2
- AY314 Preparation for a candle
- E35 Introduction to Standing on Head (Stransky Notes)
- LT25 Standing on head preview
- Vancouver – UBC – 15 Aug 73 – Preparation for headstand/Carp Movements
In addition Amherst
- 6/25/81 a.m. #1 Caterpillar/wave-seesaw rocking in extension
- 6/25/81 p.m. #1 Bell hand rolling side to back and return, explore eye socket
Different Approaches to teaching the headstand
Elizabeth Beringer – Strasbourg Training
- Prone, pressing hands, Rocking, Extension
- Tripods and Carps
- Head Through Gap/Walking on Shoulders
- Rolling Side to Back-Elbows & Knees (2)
- Caterpillar Waves #2 & Headstand
- Camel-Reaching Back to Heels-Carp-Tripods-Headstand
Elizabeth Beringer & Dennis Leri – Boston 1 FPTP
- Arm Bridge~Cheek on floor
- Flexion sitting supine, rolling back
- Rolling Back
- Rolling back~extension prone, rocking
- Head on floor, Walk, knees away~Carp
- Head on floor~Diagonal Flexion
- Arm Bridge~ripple~top of head
- Prone, extension (flying)
- Kneel, Reach Arm Back
- Carp~headstand w/elbows on knees~Carp/falling
Video: Chava Shelhav working with Children
Track: 7 year old boy in school for learning-disabled kids
Ch asks what he wants to do. He wants to do a headstand. [ AY 71 & 72]
The headstand is important insofar as learning balance, attention, overcoming fear, learning in new situations. It’s often associated with improved focus and handwriting]
As here, C’s face to face eye contact with child is very important to direct explanations to brain. Teaching example that there’s no “praise” as child moves through lesson.
In supine, bend knees into chest and then dropping his feet, lowering heels.
In supine, bending knees to chest and then lifting up the butt into bridging position as drop feet.
On all “5”s, rolling head on floor. Find the right location for hands, elbows to optimize balance.
On all 5s, using toes, foot pads to find balance with butt up in the air. (Like downward dog with head on floor).
Walk feet in to head and back.
Bring knees on to elbows. (Tripod)
For this child, the flexors are too tight for this. So lying in prone, lifting arms and legs in extension is next.
Okay. Now back to all 5s. Bring knees exactly on to elbows. Then lift legs to do a true headstand.
He walks around, says he feels grounded like plants are grounded. (And where did his “learning disability go!)
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