| (75) 转身玉女穿梭——
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body
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This is the finishing posture of the Pretty
Girl Works at Shuttle(L).
This group of pictures with dress in red
was taken from the north and not from the
south. Therefore, the direction as
mentioned in the description is just
opposite to the picture taken. This means
east on the left, right on the west, front at
the north and back at the south.
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 01
With the connecting line of the left heel and hip as axis, turn the left knee and left foot from southwest to northwest.
At the same time, with the left hip as axis, rotate the right hip leading the body from facing southwest to facing northwest.
Rotate the southwest-slanting torso to upright and to face northwest. Keep the right leg at its original state. The right leg remains stretch out. Following the
shift of the hip, turn slightly to the right.
Following the rotation of the body, the left elbow is closing in to the left side of the chest, which is similar to the rotation of the body under Wild Horse Ruffling
Mane. Slant the left forearm across the front of the chest with the wrist slightly touching the right shoulder and the palm facing backward.
The right arm is naturally stretching out downward and slantingly across the abdomen, which is basically in parallel with the left forearm, and touching the
body slightly at the same time. The palm is facing backward to the left; which is similar to Wild Horse Ruffling Mane. The whole body is in upright state with the
head turning to the northeast and the eyesight looking horizontally forward.
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 02
Keep the left hip and knee stable. With the left hip as center, rotate the right hip backward leading the body from facing northwest to facing north.
At the same time, with the right hip as center and attention to the right heel, following the movement of the right hip move the right foot backward in a
curving path by using the stretching right leg as radius till both feet are nearly in parallel.
Turn the torso from upright to slanting forward toward the direction of the left thigh. The torso is facing north and because of the slanting position the
weight center is completely falling on the connecting line between the hip and the leg on the left side; which is facing the northwest.
Therefore, in reality during the movement, the torso is turning from facing northwest in upright position to facing north in slanting sideway position. Do not
slant toward the north and make the weight center unstable. Both arms remain in the original state.
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 03
Keep the left knee stable. Open the hips leading the right knee to shift to the right. Bend the right leg. Keep the weight center at the original height and
move to the right along the connecting line between the two heels till both legs sharing the body weight equally.
When shifting the weight center, with the right heel as center, turn the right toe tips at the same time toward northeast. As this is the intermediate stage of
rotating the body, therefore the right toe tips are still slightly pointing upward.
The torso is turning from slanting to the north to upright. As the upper body is also in the intermediate stage of turning from the north to the northeast, so
the body is facing in between these two directions.
Keep the left arm at its original state. It moves away from the front of the chest when the torso is rotating. The palm is also moving away from the right
shoulder and toward the front of the chest. With the left forearm as axis, move the left palm from facing backward to facing forward.
Following the rotation of the body, the right elbow is shifting from its original height slightly toward the right side of the body. And with the right elbow as the
center, raise the forearm forward leading the right wrist to slide along the left forearm till the left palm is pressing against the right wrist.
Pretty girl treading shuttle turning body 04
Continue the rotation of the body as mentioned above. Press the left heel
against the ground and stretch the left leg. Move the weight center completely
to the connecting line between the right hip and the right heel. Turn the right
foot toward southeast at the same time.
The upright torso is turning toward northeast and slanting forward toward the
southeast direction as the same direction of the right foot and right thigh. Both
arms remain at the original state and follow the rotation of the upper body to
shift their position. The upper part of the body as formed by both arms and the
back carry the sense of relaxingly expanding outward.
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 05
With the spine as center, rotate both hips leading the northeast facing upper
body from slanting sideway forward to slanting upright and to face southeast.
With the connecting line between the left hip and left heel as axis, turn the left
toe tips from northwest and northeast. Both arms remain at the original state
and shift along with the rotation of the body.
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 06
The whole body moves from slanting bow step to upright sit-back position. Keep both
hips stable at the same time. Slightly turn the waist to the right. With the turning
movement to the right, take the touching point between the left fingers and the right
wrist as center, rotate the right forearm leading the right elbow moves slightly to the
left. Rotate the right wrist at the same time, turn the palm from facing inward to facing
upward as much as possible and point the fingers toward south.
Keep the left hand and arm at their original state. Avoid shrugging the shoulder and
ensure that the rotation of the arms, elbows and shoulders is in coordination with the
rotation of the waist
Pretty girl works at shuttle with turning body 07
While keeping the body upright, turn the waist to the left. Following the movement,
continue the rotation of the right wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder along the same direction
till the right forearm is positioned slantingly in front of the forehead with the palm facing
The left arm remains still at its original position. The left fingers are located underneath
the right thumb. The whole body is still in the upright state facing southeast.
Kindly watch the video in details concerning the movements of the hands and arms. The
important point of this movement is that the rotation of the right arm is powered by the hips
and waist and has to be coordinated with the turning of the hips and waist.
Pretty girl works shuttle with turning body 08
Move the body from sit-back upright to slanting bow step facing southeast.
Keep the right arm at its original state and move along when the torso and the
weight center are becoming slanting forward. Following the shift of the weight
center, move the left arm forward with the palm pushing out slightly toward the
When stretch out the left leg, move the left toe tips from southeast to parallel
with the right foot.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok