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Figure 7.18e. For the sixth and seventh series, use a cow-face hand position. Repeal using the alternate arm position, doing 12 postures instead of the usual 6. Keep the top elbow well behind the head instead of letting it drop into an easy position facing forward.

Figure 7.18f-g. For the eighth series, place Ihe hands on the hips and dig the thumbs into the groove between the pelvis and the spine. In the three forward bending positions, bend only from the hips, not at the waist. Two views are shown here (sixth position, eighth series).

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The revolving triangle (fig. 4.36) contains even more extensive rotation than the classic triangle. In the first stage, turn the right foot 90° to th right and the left foot 6oc to the right, and then swivel the trunk around face the right foot. Ideally, you are not twisting the spine very much in th position. Instead, the whole-body swivel causes the left thigh to end 1 hyperextended and the right thigh to end up flexed, both depending on h< far the thighs were abducted initially. Beginners are properly advised gradually accustom themselves to spreading their feet further apart order not to end up in awkward positions that are beyond their capacit

If you do not have enough flexibility to swivel the pelvis until it s perpendicular to the right lower extremity, you will have to accomplish t rest of the twist in the spine. Even so, whichever way you do it, you 1 II stdl twist a frontal plane running through the shoulders 90° to the ri t thigh and leg. To complete the posture you add a 90c forward bend and n additional 90' twist of the spine so the shoulders end up facing the rear o top it off you twist your neck an additional 90" to look up at your ri it hand. What had originally been a frontal plane through the body wc d twist 90" and then bend 90° to become horizontal in the pelvis. Then e plane would twist another 90° to be vertical through the shoulders, . id finally it would twist the last 90' in the neck—making a 270" tv t altogether.

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