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
This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.
A simple and intriguing lesson filled with detailed awarenesses with lots of space for sensing your personal experience while integrating the movements of the shoulders with the head, and the movements of the hip with the head and the shoulders.
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.
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.