Movement of the Eyes Organizes the Movement of the Body

Kicking off our first fall 2011 series with a lesson differentiating the eyes.

WARNING: I was playing with a non-standard interpretation of the arm/hand position. Don’t bother–it creates strain and doesn’t contribute to learning. Use the “normal” dead bird position (arm lifted forward and bent in the elbow, hand hanging loose in front of the face, so you look at or just over the back of the hand).

If you’re a seasoned Feldenkrais person, I’m curious what you think about the arm position as I teach it here. Looking back at the lesson in the ATM book, it’s ambiguous between starting with the arm long and bending as you turn, and starting with it bent. I’m curious what you think about trying it this way. Discussion at Feldy Notebook:

You’ll also notice that I actually mess up the instructions for eye-head differentiation. Mea culpa. See above outline at Feldy Notebook (or the ATM book itself) for the right variations.