Segments in this Video

Closed Eye Observation (03:42)


The eyes see and direct movement. People spend many hours focusing at a certain distance, but the eyes were developed for variable usage. Students lie on their backs, cup their hands over their eyes, and observe after-images from optic nerve stimulation.

Eyeball Tension and Release (04:40)

Students locate one dark spot during a closed eye observation. They imagine it growing larger, hold their breath, and release elbow tension. Then, they squeeze their eyes shut, hold, and release. They keep eyes closed while resting.

Eye Tracing Exercise (04:32)

Students cup their hands over their eyes and imagine tracing the perimeter of a black circle with a white center. They observe where the eyes move abruptly or smoothly. They clench and release their jaws.

Eyeball Orientation Exercise (07:30)

With closed eyes, students move the eyeballs where they would be for sleep. They move them down to look toward the feet, and notice the start position. They look toward the nose and trace each eyebrow, noticing movement quality.

Eyeball Visualization (02:18)

With eyes closed, students imagine a large black circle around their body, appearing in front of them, and then disappearing into space. They imagine the sequence in reverse.

Eye Movement (03:55)

With eyes closed, students imagine relaxing their eyelids. They imagine turning the head right and move their eyes left before "jumping" back to center. Then, they repeat the movement on the left. Finally, they squeeze their eyes shut and release.

Eye Awareness (04:41)

With eyes closed, students imagine the distance from their ears to their eyes. They notice the muscles around the eyes, scalp, and jaw while moving their eyes up and down. They slowly open their eyes and notice shadows and light.

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Lesson 7: Elementary Eye Movement

Part of the Series : The Feldenkrais Method®: Basic Lessons in Awareness Through Movement® — Series 2
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This program with Feldenkrais expert Stephen Rosenholtz focuses on chair and sitting and standing exercises for performing elementary eye movements.

Length: 32 minutes

Item#: BVL194655

ISBN: 978-1-64623-644-2

Copyright date: ©1988

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