- AY Volume 7, Part B.
- Reel 22, Track 4, Lesson 4
- Duration: 43 minutes
- The title is incorrect. At no time does one use the hand to lean on the knee.
- This is a nice preparation/clarification of some functions needed in the Yoga pose “Downward Dog”
- The first part of the lesson investigates discovering a clear and simple “side flexion” from the head through to the pelvis /sit bones while on the side, supported by the elbow.
- Then, given this relationship being possible, we support ourselves with the Right elbow and left foot and explore ways to move the right leg, forward, backward.
- Eventually hopping, that is, on hands and knees (toes long), raising pelvis and straightening legs, landing on the feet, then returning — with the constraint of minimal sound upon landing.
- A highly condensed outline of key movements could be added later.
Focus of the teaching
In addition to the movements, what theme or ideas did the teacher focus on?
- Other lessons with a hopping component include AY 331
- Tag Side-bending
- Tag Lengthening the back
- Tag Softening-neck
- Tag Twisting
- Theme Yoga Poses
- Tag Side-bending-on-side
Lifting both knees, on all fours:
- AY330 Standing on the knees, continuation
- AY357 On the elbows with a hop
- AY421 Toes and stepping
- AY422 Preparation for blanket
Downward facing dog:
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