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Diego Alonso
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Hi,

I have problems to understand the meaning of 'roll forward' in the following sentence.

... bend your knees and smoothly roll forward from the hips.

Can anyone explain it, please?

Thanks!

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Einde O'Callagh
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Diego Alonso wrote:
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[q1]> Hi,[/q1]
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[q1]> I have problems to understand the meaning of 'roll forward' in the following sentence.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> ... bend your knees and smoothly roll forward from the hips.[/q1]
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[q1]> Can anyone explain it, please?[/q1]
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I presume it means making a rolling motion of some sort, but you'll have to provide a bit more
context so that we can work out exactly what kind of rolling motion is involved.

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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Diego Alonso
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Thank you, Einde, for your answer.

That extract is taken from a book, and it is talking about breathing exercises, so I assume that the
movements will be slow and not vigorous.

Here you have the whole sentence:

"Standing with feet about shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent, extend both arms up over
your head as you slowly inhale a full, natural breath. As you begin an easy, steady exhalation, bend
your knees and smoothly roll forward from the hips and bring your arms and entire upper body into a
relaxed position with head and arms pointing down, keeping the knees bent"

It looks to me that it means to bend forward the trunk, but the expression 'roll forward from the
hips' confuses me.

Regards Diego Alonso

Einde O'Callaghan wrote:
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[q1]> Diego Alonso wrote:[/q1]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Hi,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > I have problems to understand the meaning of 'roll forward' in the following sentence.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > ... bend your knees and smoothly roll forward from the hips.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Can anyone explain it, please?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]> I presume it means making a rolling motion of some sort, but you'll have to provide a bit more[/q1]
[q1]> context so that we can work out exactly what kind of rolling motion is involved.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Regards, Einde O'Callaghan[/q1]
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Einde O'Callagh
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Diego Alonso wrote:
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[q1]> Thank you, Einde, for your answer.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> That extract is taken from a book, and it is talking about breathing exercises, so I assume that[/q1]
[q1]> the movements will be slow and not vigorous.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Here you have the whole sentence:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "Standing with feet about shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent, extend both arms up over[/q1]
[q1]> your head as you slowly inhale a full, natural breath. As you begin an easy, steady exhalation,[/q1]
[q1]> bend your knees and smoothly roll forward from the hips and bring your arms and entire upper body[/q1]
[q1]> into a relaxed position with head and arms pointing down, keeping the knees bent"[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> It looks to me that it means to bend forward the trunk, but the expression 'roll forward from the[/q1]
[q1]> hips' confuses me.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
I understand it to mean: "Make a smooth - not jerky - rolling motion swivelling from your hips."

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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