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. Variations of the pelvis help to push the spine upward creating length and differentiating it from the chest.
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.
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.
This lesson cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.
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.