Three-Step Turn

 You’ve probably heard of the secret to not getting dizzy while turning: spotting. Think about how ballerinas quickly spin their head around when doing a pirouette so that they are always facing the audience.

Stand straight up, facing a wall as your reference and pick a spot on the wall at about eye level. Keep looking at that spot, slowly turn your body to the left (counter-clockwise), twisting your neck and torso so that you are still looking at the spot. Your lower body will almost be able to face the opposite direction as your upper body and neck. Now quickly turn your head to the left so that you can see the spot from the other side. Keep moving your body to the left so you are facing the same wall, back to where you started. Practice this several times and apply the same principle to the ‘Three-Step Turn.’ It will most definitely take time, and in the beginning, you may feel even dizzier from all those turns. Do not practice for too long in one session. Practice a few times, then practice a grounding exercise like the ‘Hip Piston’ or perform the warm up in Shimmy Episode 1 to loosen up your spine.