At focus point, and at the boundaries of the visual field

You start in side-lying and lift your upper hand towards the ceiling. This is followed with differentiating movement between the eyes, neck, and shoulders. Next you move your right hand and observe your thumbnail, where can it stay in focus? Finally you move your hand into the blurry area to explore the limits of your peripheral field from the corner of your eye.

The first part of the lesson is about differentiation and inhibition: improvement of deep seated habits and disturbances in eye, neck and shoulder tension as well as movement patterns. These are means to re-organise how you use your shoulder-girdle, hands, arms and neck, and how they influence your eyes (and vice versa). The main part of the lesson leads you through tracking and reversal-of-proximal-and-distal movements, and focuses on observing visual qualities at focus point and at the very border of your peripheral field: color saturation, color continuity, image sharpness, image distortion, loss of detail. The lessons ends with observing the improvements.

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1

In side-lying on the left side, arms extended straight forwards (in a relaxed manner) on top of each other, knees slightly bent.

Lift right hand, follow with eyes

Open like a book cover, lift your right hand towards the ceiling and follow it with your eyes.

  • Keep your right arm more or less straight. Allow your head to roll.

    What do you focus on? Your thumb's nail?

    Don't open as far as possible, the hand towards the ceiling is enough, maybe a little bit further but don't test your limits.

Lift right hand, follow with eyes

Open like a book cover, lift your right hand towards the ceiling and follow it with your eyes.

2

In side-lying like before, place your right hand on your forhead, facing forwards towards your left hand.

Roll head

Start with your head oriented forwards, then roll your head until you are facing the ceiling.

  • Observe how this connections makes your arm and shoulder move together.

    Have your palm or the back of your hand touch your forehead, what is the difference?

    Where are you looking at when you roll your head?

Roll head

Start with your head oriented forwards, then roll your head until you are facing the ceiling.

3

In side-lying on the left side, left arm extended on the floor, right arm extended to the ceiling, head facing towards left hand.

Roll head only

Roll your head from looking from your left hand to looking to your right hand and vice versa.

  • Keep your left arm forwards, and your right arm towards the ceiling.

Roll head only

Roll your head from looking from your left hand to looking to your right hand and vice versa.

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