Lengthening the hamstrings

What does this have to do with lengthening the hamstrings? Holding your feet and rolling from side to side?

This lesson is a good example of how, in Feldenkrais, we tie some localized “function” to which our culture has attached a great deal of importance (everyone’s hamstrings are “too tight”!) to a broader functional movement that is an echo of something in the developmental process of the first few years.

Baby rolling

It’s developmental, it’s political, it’s another take on the previous week’s (unrecorded) lesson. Would you like to think of variations? How about going from a 180 degree turn to a 360 degree turn? How would you develop that movement? “Last week’s lesson” referred to here but not recorded is Amherst, Year 2, Tape #31.