In many lessons, we explore the path from sitting to lying and back, rolling to the side and using the elbow and hand. This is a fundamental developmental theme: children initially use their elbows to break falls when they are sitting, and also use the elbows to come up to sit.
- ATM Book 08. Perfecting the Self-Image
- AY003 Rolling to sit with the elbows
- AY223 Rolling from the back to side-sitting
- AY326 Sitting – Lying
- AY417 Preparation for rolling to sitting
- AY429 Ankle and head on the side
- AY442 Ankle on the Knee to Sitting
- AY446 Ideal bending
- AY498 Tilting the leg backward in sitting
- AY531 Continuation
- AY532 Continuation to sitting
- E34 Introduction to rolling
- SF Evening Class Notes (1976) – Rolling to sitting
- SF Evening Class Notes (1976) – Tilting pelvis sitting
- Vancouver – Edmonds Center (6-16 August 1973) – 4. Supine, arms crossed over chest rock
- Vancouver – Edmonds Center (6-16 August 1973) – 5. Short instruction in rolling to sit
- Vancouver – Edmonds Center (6-16 August 1973) – 6. Sitting and Twistings ….Prone to sit … Sit tilt knees side to side
- Vancouver – Edmonds Center (6-16 August 1973) – 7. Elbows/Knees
- Vancouver – Edmonds Center (6-16 August 1973) – 8. Sit, head around shoulder girdle …….jelly pudding pelvis…… Roll onto back
- Vancouver 1973, University of British Columbia (6-15 August 1973) – 13 Aug 73, ATM: Supine, tilt legs, roll side to side, then to sit then to stand
Add your thoughts and observations–ideas behind the lesson, history of Moshe’s development; Moshe’s discussions of this theme; your personal insights in experiencing, teaching or using ideas from the lessons in FI
- Moshe discusses the placement of the hand and elbow explicitly in Tilting the leg backward in sitting AY498:
- “Pay attention if the arm is able to remain here or needs to move. Organize it to come up so once again it will be in a place that allows for continuity of movement. The first place that you find is not always the best. Usually not. Like this, you must find a place for the palm of the hand so that, during the entire movement on the back and on the side, it will be done with the minimum of corrections. There is a place like this. If there were not, then our arm would not be the length that it is. It would not have the power or the bending that it has. Our arms were made for this world and evolved in this world. That means to say, at the beginning, the baby begins from the floor. That means his arms are appropriate to this length and place. They allow him to learn healthy movements, strong ones that need to be used by him his entire life.”
- In the FI demonstration… Moshe demonstrates the use of this developmental theme to address spasticity.
- Legs bent, holding toe, instep, or ankle:
- Legs long, path over hand/elbow
- Emphasis on using the momentum or direction communicated by the folding leg to sit
- Holding chin (fixes head-neck-upper ribs; makes you recruit the lower ribs, hips, lumbar spine more effectively)
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