Exercise 1 | Rotating Box (Solo)
You’ve learned the box and it is natural for you. Here we upgrade it with general rotation, which is way more fun and feels much better. Keep your 1-2-Whoosh timing 😉
Start with the normal box and as you box naturally rotate your body during the entire move, maintaining your forward-forward-side and backward-backward-side moves. Imagine you have a steering wheel in front of you and you are turning it during the whole move.
The box can go in two directions, one rotates left and one rotates right. If your left leg starts forward or your right leg starts backward, the box naturally rotates to the right. If your right leg starts forward or your left leg starts backward, the box naturally rotates to the left.
Another way of seeing it is when you are moving forwards you rotate the side move to continue forwards, and when you are moving backwards you rotate the side move to continue backwards. Never fight the energy flow, empowering it to dictate your rotation.
You have a rotation spectrum from barely rotating the move to greatly rotating the move. Practice playing with different degrees of rotation.
Take the time to feel your box rotating. It can be easy to confuse the direction of rotation, which makes it important to stay sensitive and feel that it feels right. If it feels awkward it is likely you are forcing the wrong direction of rotation.
Practice with the Spotify playlist and your favorite tunes.
Rotate smoothly, my friends.
Michael is the creator and founder of Flow Fluently.