This pelvic clock lesson works with the nose and pelvis travelling their clocks, while the legs and arms are placed in various positions.
  • This short video is a visual reminder of AY 77. Someone else might interpret the movement you see with the words in a different manner. The words written sometimes are verbatim, sometimes close to verbatim and sometimes my interpretation of the words that are written by Moshé Feldenkrais. -- Ute Müller

  • This is another interpretation:

Lesson Outline

  • Start with a clock in front of the nose, then adds the clock of the pelvis (developed rather quickly). Throughout the lesson, you proceed with the pelvis and nose travelling the same clock (undifferentiated)--until differentiating them at the end.
  • As you do the clocks with the following variations, always note which hours become less accessible:
    • One foot standing, other leg long.
    • One leg crossed over the other.
    • Both legs long and spread.
    • Arms extended overhead.
    • Head lifted with interlaced hands.
  • Think through pelvis and nose going in opposite directions, with feet standing and legs log, while actually taking them in the same. Then actually do them opposite.

Focus of Moshe's Teaching

  • Very interesting discussion of teaching yourself the final action of pelvis and nose drawing opposite clocks.

Related ATMs


Share Your Insights

  • In many pelvic clock lessons, the strategy is to refine the circle by breaking it down into parts. This is quite different: the circles are developed quickly, rather rapidly, and never broken down into parts. Instead, the different weightings given to the pelvis by different symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations of the legs and arms create the refinement. - LynetteReid LynetteReid Jan 6, 2011
  • FI: Pelvic clock lessons, of course, provide fundamental vocabulary for FI work. Every student who comes is someone for whom some hours on the clock are relatively accessible and some are inaccessible. This is a good pelvic clock to study for FI. It is very informative about how weight, curves, turns, holdings affect the possibilities of what you can do with the pelvis, and you can use it to build a strong picture of how preferences of moving the pelvis relate to patterns through the whole person, and how you could work with and against these. - LynetteReid LynetteReid Jan 6, 2011
  • ATM: I would think this would be for a group that had already done a pelvic clock--so they have the refinement of having spent time slowly going over each hour. In my recording linked above, I spent some time establishing the head/pelvis relationship first, something not in the AY transcript. - LynetteReid LynetteReid Jan 6, 2011

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