I would encourage you to get your remote control ready for this one, or have some other means to pause and restart. After doing each instruction on one side, and after resting, pause the recording and lead yourself through the movements on the second side.
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I am finding a bit of a lack of enthusiasm for repeating things on the other side even though I feel ought to. I think I quite like the feeling of being asymetrical because thats how I can tell a difference by compairing the worked side to the other side.
I know that some lessons are taught only on 1 side and the other side improves spontaneously by itself. I have experienced this sometimes. Do people generally prefer to do both sides or just 1 side in a lesson?
That feeling of asymmetry is a great teacher. Go ahead and do the lesson on one side only and enjoy it!
There’s no compulsion to do things on both sides–not at all; typically in a training the more we go along the more we do things only on one side, or much more briefly on the second side. Just do enough two-sided work that your preference for one-sided does not itself become a compulsion either! It is possible that there are interesting things to discover that you wouldn’t discover if you never did work on the second side. And if you do a lot of work only on one side, pick a different side from time to time.
I like this discussion 🙂 I noticed in my long term students that they complain less and less about one-sided lessons. While newcomers would complain immediately if I speak ATM only on one side, the more experienced ones would not comment. Some would do one or two movements on the other side. But I know some don’t even bother. However, I don’t give a strict scaffold when teaching. I leave it to the students to take breaks/pauses or not, I often don’t announce pauses, but instead leave some space/silence after my movement suggestions/instructions.
I for myself, I have lesson where I would bother not to do the other side (e.g. Franz Wurm series Der aufrechte Gang), but in others I wouldn’t (e.g. proof of concept lessons).