One of those miracle lessons. What do these actions have to do with one another? How can something so restricted get so easy by doing something else entirely?
Zooming in on the hips, but within a context where everything has to play along–the weight shifting on the pelvis, the shoulder lengthening instead of clutching, the head willing to go anywhere, the chest and spine flexible.
I do apologize for the crackling. You can skip this if sound quality matters to you at all! If you persist and do it, you just may find yourself with a lengthened neck.
The previous lesson referred to is From clarifying the hips to turning and lifting the head. And I’ll investigate whether it was my turtleneck sweater interacting with the mic that caused this sound!
This is a “core” lesson in many senses! This kind of lesson is usually one of the earliest lessons in an introductory series. It’s full of the paradoxical approach of Feldenkrais–free the extensors for more effective action by moving in the direction of flexing; “strengthen” the flexors by making more effective use of your back moving backwards (lengthening the extensors); and pay attention to the “vegetative processes” (e.g. breathing) as you go!