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
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.
A Feldenkrais lesson that follows the structure of the iconic progressive rock song by King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man."
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.