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Stading to Forward Fold

When we decide we want to end a Forward Fold and bring the receiver back to the ground, this element offers a nice way to avoid returning the person to a standing position.

It's easy to integrate into a short session when we are not sure if the receiver really enjoys Flying Therapeutics.

4.1 general view

In this video Lorenzo is first taking hold of the inside of Saioa's elbows with his hands facing upwards. Then his fingers slide until they find Saioa's wrists.
The position of his fingers resembles a ring, as squeezing the wrists or the forearms can cause unpleasant skin burn. 
Once ready, he lifts his hands up over the line of his shoulders, straightening his arms.
He invites the receiver to join their feet and then to brings them slowly to the ground.
While Saioa's feet are moving towards the ground, Lorenzo starts bending his knees to lower her, paying attention that her feet are not landing too far from his back.
Once the feet touch the ground, Lorenzo invites Saioa to slowly sit down. The process should be slow, allowing the receiver to stay calm the giver to find the right distances.
This phase is really delicate because it's important that the receiver does not hit the ground heavily.  To make this flow smoothly it's important to pull the wrists of the receiver over and away from our head. This takes a bit of effort but allows us to lift our body as the receiver is close to sitting.
Another important detail to avoid the receiver sitting on his feet and collapsing his body on top of us is waiting until their knees are touching the ground, then pushing our feet onto their hips making their back slide over their heals and finding a comfortable seat.
Once seated, we counterbalance the weight of the receiver using our arms and leaning backward. This allows the receiver to smoothly lay down on the back. It's very important to avoid their back or head hitting the ground heavily.

Our feet can leave their hips and our legs can go under their knees to avoid tension on the adductors.

We join their knees and then move out, controlling their legs while we extend them.

4.7 spotter

Please note  how Lorenzo, as spotter, is continuously taking care that the movement is not happening too fast.
The sacrum, the back and the head are the most exposed parts.

4.3 general view

New details can be seen from this position.

Notice the way Lorenzo is reaching for Saioa's arms and then the wrists.

4.5 details

Another important view to understand the dynamics of this module.

Notice how Lorenzo is keeping Saioa's hips over his until she is touching the ground. In this moment he moves her weight further to take her to a sitting position.
If we move the body far from our center of balance it will be very hard for our muscles which interrupts the flow.