Well, the girls and I have been enjoying our Body Flow. We practice at the park, and it’s fun to roll all over the grass. They go on great Jedi adventures and imagine they are rolling away from danger, or just practicing “cool” Jedi moves.
Here are the moves we have “played with” so far: the Spinal Rock, Long Leg Roll, Leg Thread, Double Leg Swoop, and Knee Switch.
I do have a question about the Spinal Rock and Double Leg Swoop though. The girls don’t have the tension I do, so they flop around in these moves...and what I don’t want to happen is for them to roll too high up on their neck / shoulders and hurt themselves. On the other hand, I have a lot of tension, and am able to do the move, but feel I tense while doing the move.
So, first of all, I was wondering how controlled should these movements be? Like, in the Spinal Rock, I get on my shoulders by the swinging of my legs...should I be able to get into the pose just by the strength of my stomach (or solar plexus) area? And in the Double Leg Swoop, I feel like I throw my hips to get around...should I be able to slowly rotate the hips, or is there going to be a fast turn in here to get around. Oh, I hope this makes sense; it is really hard for me to describe.
What “baby steps” can we do to get more control with these 2 moves...the girls so they don’t hurt themselves going too far, and tension for myself. Oh, by the way, the girls are 16 and 10.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!