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 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.
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 cultivates a twist through the torso coordinating the flexors and extensors. Alternately expanding the chest and abdomen improves the twisting.