03: CREATING THE RIGHT 'COIL AND IN CORRECT SEQUENCE'
Another image i provide for my clients is the idea of the body being three boxes stacked up on top of each other. With the bottom box representing the knees and below. The middle box being the pelvis. And the final top box being the upper thoracic, i.e. the rib cage and shoulders.
As this illustration would indicate the top box rotates around the axis the greatest, as well as initiating the rotation. Which in turn leads to the pelvis then rotating and then finally the knees are then pulled back and around. With each of the 3 segments rotating less than the previous component. Hence we wind up from the top box coiling down through to the bottom box. Before unwinding in a reverse order during the forward swing. Which we will cover in next month's article. Top Box: Upper thoracic. Middle Box: Pelvis. Bottom Box: Kness and below.