First of all, it’s pretty difficult to turn one’s upper torso the same direction as one’s rear end. I wouldn’t recommend it. Second of all, I could barely hold my right arm up that high when my spine was all twisted, so there was no way I was going to try to hold a sword. I was injuring myself just my twisting and turning and putting a lot of pressure on my kneecaps, and I didn’t want to add something heavy and pointy into the equation. Thirdly, my head is turned a little too far, but I thought my expression was pretty funny.