Guest maggie Posted May 9, 2003 Report Share Posted May 9, 2003 I have a problem with my hip rotation, and I'm hoping someone can help me. Basically, I am extremely flexible in my hips (unfortunately the only part of my body with any real flexibility), and I can achieve a perfectly flat "frog" without any effort at all. I can achieve good turn out in first, fifth, a la seconde a terre, etc., but it seems I lose all rotation once I'm en l'air. This lack of rotation is particulary obvious a la seconde en l'air (I have fairly decent rotation to devant and derriere), and it seems to be limiting my extension. My teachers keep telling me to "open up" my hips, and I focus on pressing my supporting hip back, while pulling up in my abs and pressing my lower back down. But I still can't seem to achieve better rotation. One teacher suggested I was flexing my hip rotators and the muscles on the front of my hips/pelvic bone too hard while en l'air, so I try to visualize relaxing these muscles, but I haven't had much luck with this either. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is this a placement or strength issue? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! maggie Quote Link to comment
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