Covering the Eyes, or palming, is key to this lesson in tracking the relaxation of the optic nerve. You will calm the optic nerve through a series of movements with the eyes using primarily saccades (jumping movements), vergence and squeezing the eyes. The excitation of the optic nerve is quieted allowing for the emergence of blackness in the visual field.
Covering the Eyes – AWY 10
In this lesson, the excitation of the optic nerve is calmed allowing for the emergence of blackness in the visual field when the eyes are covered.
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.
By working in various positions and turning the heel or heels out to sides, you begin to cultivate agility in the ankles and lower legs.
This lesson has many variations of circling the pelvis. It is great for freeing the hip joints and lower back while integrating the spine and the head.
This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.