Covering the Eyes or palming is key to this lesson in tracking the relaxation of 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 calmed allowing for the emergence of blackness in the visual field.
Covering the Eyes – AWY 10
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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.
This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.
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.
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.
This year (2017) we are exploring Alexander Yani lessons. These were lessons Dr. Feldenkrais taught at his studio on Alexander Yani Street in TeleVive, Israel.