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34 EXERCISES

28. TURN THE RUDDER

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STAGE 1: SEATED

Consult the "seated stage" notes in posture 1 regarding sitting / chairs.

This seated stage can be best performed on a stool as the back of a chair (and the sides and arms) will restrict manoeuvrability for this posture.

Hold the wand at each end, behind the body horizontally - palms facing backward, thumbs at rear, fingers at front of the shaft. The arms should be straight and extended downward so that the shaft of the wand is touching the rear of the body.

Left Side

Inhale

Gently push the wand to the left with your right hand so that the left arm raises naturally and straight to the left. Do not have any tension in the left arm and let the left hand hold the left tip gently as the right hand does all the pushing. The right arm bends as it travels to the left (and the left arm raises, straight). Keep the shaft of the wand touching the body.

Exhale

Return the wand to the starting position by moving the right hand back to the right so that the left arm lowers again.

Repeat this sequence on the right side, this time with the left hand (fingers) pushing the right arm upward.

Repeat the left-right movements several times.

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STAGE 2: STANDING STATIC

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width, toes facing outward slightly. Legs should be straight.

Perform the torso movements as in the seated stage while keeping the lower half of the body - including the hips - still. Only move the arms.

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THERE IS NO FOOTWORK FOR THIS POSTURE

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NOTES

This posture was created especially for this course.

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