These sessions are based on the famed "Alexander Yanai" sessions. And they go way back into Feldenkrais history. A time when Feldenkrais was entering a phase of deep creativity and when his ability to help his students evoke change was increasing exponentially.
Normally available to only those who have attended and completed a 4-year Feldenkrais training, I am now making my versions of these rare and highly-valuable sessions available to a wider audience.
These sessions have been life-changing for me and many others. I hope they will be for you as well! Though we are all different. I cannot make you any promises.
Transcripts of the sessions are included at no additional cost.
Volume One: 6 Alexander Yanai Sessions with Transcripts and 3 Awesome Bonus Sessions
Alexander Yanai 1: Tilting The Head (39 minutes)
This session and the ones that follow are based on the first sessions that Moshe recorded at his studio in Israel on Alexander Yanai Street. Or at least the first sessions that he kept. There may have been tapes that he destroyed or recorded over. And to let you know, people actually did come to Moshe's studios and listen to the tapes. He would create a session, edit it and re-record parts and people would listen to the recording, kind of like what you will be doing...but online! And--- Moshe never corrected anyone. He would let them make whatever sense they could out of his instructions and leave it at that. Interesting, no?
Originally called "Sitting and Bending The Head" this session has some amazingly unique movements of the head, neck, and spine. It is done while sitting in various positions on the floor.
Alexander Yanai 2: Seeing Your Heels (34 minutes)
Some of this session will seem familiar to those of you who have done my Feldenkrais Classics Volume 1 CD, especially the sessions called "Exploring the Extensors, Part 1 and Part 2". That is interesting, no? Feldenkrais must have thought the movement ideas contained in this session to be important. You will do much of this session on your stomach.
Alexander Yanai 3: Roll To Sit Using Your Elbows (57 minutes)
Remember, these are advanced Feldenkrais sessions, right? This session can seem impossible at first - BUT - if you go slow and only do what you can do (without strain or struggle) it can an amazing session.
Alexander Yanai 4: Sitting Cross-Legged (47 minutes)
If you have any asymmetry or difference in tension/movement between your right leg and left (especially around the pelvis) this can be a very useful session. It is one of my favorites! As always, go slow and stop if you feel any pain.
Feel free to simply START doing this session and do as much (or as little) as you feel
Alexander Yanai 5: Equalizing The Nostrils!! (34 minutes)
I will admit, this is a WEIRD session. And it is rarely taught. But I really like it. Do you breath out of both nostrils? Do you use both to speak? How clearly? This session will help you answer those questions and give you (potentially) a whole host of benefits. It can help your breathing, improve your speaking and clean out your nasal passages. Have some tissue nearby just in case!
You can do this session pretty much however you want - sitting, standing, lying down.
Alexander Yanai 6: A Pencil On The Head (47 minutes)
I had to do this session MANY times before I could figure out what Moshe was trying to teach. It involves imagining a pencil or other writing implement on your head and then doing some VERY non-habitual movements with your head and neck. Again: Advanced session. Go slow. Be gentle with yourself.
Some Super, Duper Bonus AY Sessions
I record on average 3-5 Feldenkrais sessions every month, so I have a huge library of materials. Here are some more for you.
Alexander Yanai 37: Caressing The Legs (46 minutes)
"Delicious" was how one of my students described this session. The starting position can be challenging. You will be on your back, with your legs bent and over your body (near your stomach) and you will catch your feet with your hand s and do some fascinating movements. This is a relatively accessible...but also advanced session - so go slow, be gentle and only do what you can do. One of my favorite sessions, it can lead to some amazing changes in your back and spine.
Alexander Yanai 61: Legs And Arms In Circles (45 minutes)
Here is yet another wonderful "Alexander Yanai" bonus session. And one that can be done by a wide variety of people. It involves being on the back and having the hands above the head and on the floor (or you could say on the floor above the head). If you can do that comfortably you can do this session.
Alexander Yanai 111 Painting the Floor With The Soles of Your Feet (47 minutes)
oh yeah...painting circles with your feet. Better balance, better mobility and a healthier spine! This is based on AY111 and it is highly recommended.....
These are advanced sessions. So go slowly and only do what you can do. Rest whenever you want. And never - never - do anything in these sessions (or any Feldenkrais session) that is painful.
Can you do these sessions if you are a beginner or new to the work? You can, but only if you know how to be gentle with yourself. If you know that you have a tendency to struggle and strain and "force" a movement, I have to tell you flat out that you should not do these sessions. Are you comfortable not being able to finish a movement sequence? That is, can you be fascinated by your (likely temporary) inability to do something? And then use that experience to learn and grow? If so, you can try these sessions. But again - these sessions are advanced Feldenkrais sessions and you must be comfortable doing LESS than you know that you can do and staying well with your range of comfort. Ok? Enjoy!
As soon as you purchase, a link to download the sessions is sent directly to your email address...you can download to your computer and start using instantly! Links to enjoy the sessions on your smartphone or tablet are also provided
My Personal Guarantee To You
As you likely know already, I stand 100% behind what I sell. I want you to be delighted with these sessions. If you are not satisfied with the material, ask me and you will get your money back - no questions asked.