now for beam and the Onodi. if a girl were to do an Onodi from a left cartwheel, the left cartwheel will land with the right leg in front and the left leg behind. now all of you stand where you are with your right leg in front of your left leg or what's called a "stride" position and with your feet approx 6 inches apart. ready?
while standing in this position, twist your body to the right and try to do a 1/2 turn to the right AND WITHOUT LETTING YOUR FEET OFF THE FLOOR..........done? you were done before you started. lol. you will notice that it can't be done. but what you feel happening at your crotch/inside thighs is that they are squeezing and closing even further to the point that you are not able to 1/2 turn. this is called "counter".
but now try to turn to the left........done? you will find this much easier and seamless and that your feet are able to turn easily without coming off the floor.