Lie on your back with your knees bent and one leg crossed over the other. Tilt the knees to the side and back to the middle. Put the arms in a triangle position with the palms together and elbows straight. The arms are tilted to the side and back the middle. This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso asking for coordination between the flexors and extensors. Throughout the lesson alternately expanding the chest and then the abdomen is used as a way to improve the twisting. This lesson has similarities to Moshe’s classic “Coordinating Flexors and Extensors” in his book, Awareness Through Movement.
Legs Crossed and Expanding the Chest and Abdomen – AWY 28
This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.
By exploring many ways of painting imaginary lines with your feet, you enhance their awareness and create ease in your hip joints and lower 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 year (2017) we are exploring Alexander Yani lessons. These were lessons Dr. Feldenkrais taught at his studio on Alexander Yani Street in TeleVive, Israel.
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.