This year (2017) we are exploring Alexander Yanai lessons. These are lessons Dr. Feldenkrais taught at his studio on Alexander Yanai Street in Tel Aviv, Israel from the early 1950s to late 1970s. There are 550 of these lessons. What’s fascinating is that he had the foresight to record all of these lessons. They were eventually transcribed and translated from Hebrew into English and then formatted and made available to us as Feldenkrais Practitioners. I have taken it as a project to go through every one of the 550 lessons. As I do, I make a list of ones I think will be suitable for my class at the Longmont Senior Center. This is a recording of my introductory talk to my group on the 3rd of January, 2017.
Alexander Yanai Intro Talk
Al introduces the Alexander Yanai series which is comprised of 550 lessons Dr. Feldenkrais taught at his studio on Alexander Yanai St. in Tel Aviv, Israel from the 1950s-1970s.
A simple and intriguing lesson filled with detailed awarenesses with lots of space for sensing your personal experience while integrating the movements of the shoulders with the head, and the movements of the hip with the head and the shoulders.
The hands drape over the head to hold it while you explore many ways of twisting through the spine. The result is tremendous freedom of the neck and spine.
A fascinating lesson that explores breathing and the chest from the inside out by directing attention and movement into the various lobes of the lungs.