Face down, lift head with free spine

Lying face down, can your head wave from side to side like a reed in the wind? Where is your stable point connecting to the floor?

For those keeping track at home, this started out as AY 549, which for some reason has the title “lifting the pubic bone,” and then wandered considerably based on what was happening in the room. I’ll write something about that when I get a chance!

 

Head and Pelvis

There are a lot of hidden gems in this very simple idea of lying on your back with standing legs and lifting your pelvis…give it a try and see if your back doesn’t get much longer and easier, your arms lighter and more free, your breathing deeper. Go easy to find those gems!

Based on London Transcript, Lesson 18: http://feldynotebook.wikispaces.com/Head+and+pelvis+LT18.

Extensors with a twist

Probably the most neglected function in modern life is extension–lifting the head to look up, reaching up to touch something overhead. We live in an environment carefully designed to obviate the need ever to do this. And every day we forget more and more what geniuses we were to be able to use our spines to lift a huge head with a tiny weak body.

This is a snow-day lesson posted slightly out of order! It’s based on Esalen 2: http://feldynotebook.wikispaces.com/Lifting+Head%2C+Legs%2C+Arms