The spirals are activated naturally by leading the Li power through the joints.
The main twisting action areas in the body are in:
The Pelvis: Counter rotation of the right and left pelvis bones (the “ears” of the pelvis), which creates a spiral action between the pubic bones (see L5 Action Area).
The Chest: To twist the upper part of the chest
Activate the left or the right side of the chest down into the supporting ankle.
The bones on the other side go upwards, creating a spiral activity in the sternum and between the key bones (the collar bones).
The twist is also taken and re-lived by the hands.
We use this twist to fulfill a movement
at the end of beat 1 in swinging dances, for instance.
by swaying to control a pendulum movement on beat 3, for example.
The Spine: The spine has different areas of rotation and counter rotation to create a spiralling spine. The first counter rotation is between T5 and T12 to turn the chest in opposition to the base. For the second rotation, there are two options: 1) rotate the Atlas in communication with T5 to fulfill the spiral and create extra head turn into the same direction as the chest 2) counter rotate the Atlas and T5 to create an opposition of the head This choice is given by the amount of merging the shaping with the rotation of the T5 Action Area.
The Feet: Counter rotation between the heel and the front part of the foot creates a spiral activity inside the foot.
Legs: When bending the knee, the thigh turns outwards, while the lower leg turns inwards — creating an opposition to the upper leg.
Arms and Hands: The upper arm rotates opposite to the forearm, while the forearm rotates opposite to the hand. For each arm and hand, there are two alternatives: 1) The upper arm turns inwards, while the forearm turns outwards and the hand turns inwards again. 2) The upper arm turns outwards, while the forearm turns inwards and the hand turns outwards again.