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Stading to Forward Fold

One of the most elegant ways to turn your receiver.
Once you know how it works it applies to any kind of body.
Anyway remember this one of the most difficult transition to perform; even once you think you are confident you can find somebody acting the way you are not expecting.
The big risk is to loose the control of the balance and let the receiver fall hitting the ground with the neck, from one side, or the sacrum, from the other.

Please Note: use a spotter for long before attempting this flow with somebody you don't know as receiver.

5.1 general view

0:00 to 0:06 - The giver holds the receiver's elbows, asks her to bend her arms and thread her hands between his knees.

0:06 to 0:09 - The giver asks the receiver to bend her knees and bring the soles of her feet together. She then reaches for her ankles while he lifts her back to help. 

0:09 to 0:15
 - The receiver lifts her chin to her chest as the giver lifts her back and shoulders. He further supports her by squeezing his legs against her sides.

 to 0:18 - The giver moves his left hand to the receiver's side where his hand supports her sacrum while his fingers support her hip crests. His right hand supports her back between her shoulder blades.

0:18 to 0:23
 - The giver moves the receiver closer to his left arm so he can fully extend it. His right hand rotates her body while his right leg moves away. His left foot continues to support her right thigh.

0:23 to 0:27
 - The giver continues to rotate the receiver's body until his right foot can replace his left foot at her right thigh.

0:27 to 0:32 - When his right foot is securely supporting the receiver's right thigh, his left foot moves to support her left thigh. His hands continue to support her back.

0:32 to the end - The giver releases his hands and gently lowers the receiver's shoulders. His feet now support the receiver's full weight as he invites her to let go of her ankles, drop her arms and slowly extend her legs. She is now in Reverse Fold position.

5.4 spotter

It is very important to use a spotter when learning this element.

The spotter needs to stay very focused on the head and shoulders of the receiver to prevent an accidental fall that can possibly injure her head and/or neck.

5.2 details

We recommend watching this video numerous times to review all the details of this challenging element.

5.3 details

Please watch this video several times to review all details of this challenging element.