This lesson is an exploration of the movements of flexion. With the hand or hands behind the head to help lift the head and bringing the knees toward the head or elbows. The flexor system is alleviated of its habitual patterns of holding. This creates length in the front of us and eases the muscular work of the back.
Hands Interlaced (Behind the Head, Flexion) – AWY 33
This lesson is an exploration of the movements of flexion. This creates length in the front of us and eases the muscular work of the back.
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 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.
This lesson creates a powerful ease and openness through the entire chest and back. Movements of the spine through the chest help to differentiate ribs and vertebra.
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.