Adia Day 2

A few years back Matty and I were teaching a Developmental Movement Feldenkrais series, focusing on the foundational movement explorations we do as babies. We wanted to include some videos of babies moving to mirror what we did in the Feldenkrais lessons. We love these inspiring videos, but had a difficult time finding everything we were looking for online so we are creating it ourselves. We will video our daughter Adia for a few minutes everyday and use the videos to observe her developing movement explorations. Here is Video #1. Enjoy!

What do you observe? We welcome comments below. We are collecting observations, some of which we will use for a longer edited video showing development over time. 

These are comments from the original post in the past version of this website. Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by v just as I was noticing that her bottom (left?) arm wasn’t moving as much she did a big movement and her whole body went one way :) it’s funny to see how much movement is going on – tongue, mouth, maybe not yet as meaningful expressions but just moving along with all of the other parts. i kind of feel like lying on the floor now and pretending i’m an infant. it’s a new dance! do the baby! work a sneeze into it :) Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Biaja Solomon Wonderful. Thanks so much. I noticed how she is exploring flexion and extension through random movements. Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by ilona Reminds me of an ATM we did in the first week of my training! ;-) Can’t wait to see how she evolves. Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Isa What I like about your video is that Adia is by herself, not looking at someone; she does not move in response to an exterior stimulus, she expands and retracts, looks around, moves at her own pace, smoothly exploring her inner and outer space. It is just fabulous! Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Elizabeth Hutchinson Her mouth is part of every movement she makes with her arms and legs. Nov 01, 2015 • Posted by Erica Sigal This is beautiful! Do you know about Suzi Tortora? She’s doing amazing research and work on/with infants and children as a movement therapist. You might find some video if you contact her. Also, she really looks at the interaction of infant and parent.  http://www.suzitortora.org/drsuzitortora.html Here’s a starting point link. Oct 31, 2015 • Posted by Ilene It’s like a meditation to watch her. It’s amazing how babies unfold so quickly that they wouldn’t be able to fit back in where they just lived for 40 weeks. Oct 30, 2015 • Posted by Helen Miller It’s like she is swimming in slow motion. Air is clearly a new thing. She is shaking a bit, finding her balance(s) at a minute level. Contraction and release. Feeling the air, feeling into it. Testing it out. Feeling the environment and feeling herself. “Looking” – already! – and feeling around. Turning, rotating, catching the weight of every move and turn, recalibrating.

These are comments from the original post in the past version of this website.

Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by v

just as I was noticing that her bottom (left?) arm wasn’t moving as much she did a big movement and her whole body went one way :) it’s funny to see how much movement is going on – tongue, mouth, maybe not yet as meaningful expressions but just moving along with all of the other parts. i kind of feel like lying on the floor now and pretending i’m an infant. it’s a new dance! do the baby! work a sneeze into it :)

Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Biaja Solomon

Wonderful. Thanks so much. I noticed how she is exploring flexion and extension through random movements.

Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by ilona

Reminds me of an ATM we did in the first week of my training! ;-) Can’t wait to see how she evolves.

Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Isa

What I like about your video is that Adia is by herself, not looking at someone; she does not move in response to an exterior stimulus, she expands and retracts, looks around, moves at her own pace, smoothly exploring her inner and outer space. It is just fabulous!

Nov 04, 2015 • Posted by Elizabeth Hutchinson

Her mouth is part of every movement she makes with her arms and legs.

Nov 01, 2015 • Posted by Erica Sigal

This is beautiful!
Do you know about Suzi Tortora? She’s doing amazing research and work on/with infants and children as a movement therapist. You might find some video if you contact her. Also, she really looks at the interaction of infant and parent. 
http://www.suzitortora.org/drsuzitortora.html Here’s a starting point link.

Oct 31, 2015 • Posted by Ilene

It’s like a meditation to watch her. It’s amazing how babies unfold so quickly that they wouldn’t be able to fit back in where they just lived for 40 weeks.

Oct 30, 2015 • Posted by Helen Miller

It’s like she is swimming in slow motion. Air is clearly a new thing.

She is shaking a bit, finding her balance(s) at a minute level.

Contraction and release. Feeling the air, feeling into it. Testing it out.

Feeling the environment and feeling herself. “Looking” – already! – and feeling around. Turning, rotating, catching the weight of every move and turn, recalibrating.