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Stading to Forward Fold

This is another beautiful turn that requires a good experience before been able to apply it to everybody.

It's supposed to be easier and less risky that the Table Top Turn.

Not to be applied when a person has lower back problems or is too flexible into torsion.

7.1 general view

Caution...only practice this exercise with people who are relaxed and have no lower back issues, since it can otherwise stress the lower back. 

Step by step:

0:00 to 0:09 - The giver creates space by lifting up the left elbow of the receiver. With his left hand, he then takes her right elbow and pushes her right arm to  his right side.

0:10 to 0:14 - The giver holds the left shoulder of the receiver with both hands to switch support from his right to his left hand. With the back of the right hand, he looks for the receiver's right shoulder blade. Note how he bends his left knee to encourage a twist of her body.

0:14 to 0:25 - The giver takes time to adjust his right hand while moving the receiver's torso over his. Once he feels stable, he extends both arms vertically to better support the receiver's shoulders. Her weight is now distributed evenly between her shoulders and right hip.

0:25 to 0:29 - The giver removes his right foot from the receiver's hip and moves it beside his left foot, transfering her weight from his left foot to his right one. His hands continue supporting her shoulders.

0:30 to 0:33 - The giver leans the receiver to the left to allow gravity to help shift her left leg. As it does, he  places his left foot in her left hip crease.

0:33 to the end - Once adjusted, the giver is able to move the receiver's weight completely to his feet, slowly releasing her shoulders as she settles into Reverse Fold pose.

7.5 spotter

During the passive turn, the spotter needs to remain very focused on the receiver's hips and thighs, and follow them around as the receiver is turned by the giver. 

The spotter should always be very attentive at all times, since a fall can cause injury to the receiver...most notably their head and back.

7.6 spotter

If the giver loses control and the receiver starts to fall, the spotter immediately takes action to grab and hold their hips. This allows the receiver to fall to the floor slowly and gently, thus preventing injury to them or the giver.

7.2 details

This allows you to closely observe the movement of the giver's handsduring this flow.

7.3 details

Here is a view from the opposite side to better illustrate this turn.

7.4 details

This turn requires the giver to make continuous adjustments to accommodate the receiver's weight as well as the position of their legs and arms.