Susanne Posted December 2, 2003 Report Share Posted December 2, 2003 I know that my left leg is approximately 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) shorter than my right leg. It is obvious when I wear jeans, and I always walk on my own jeans only on the left side. Also when I sit/lie on the floor and bend the legs with the feet sill flat on the floor, you can clearly see a difference in height on my knees. My teachers are quite often correcting me for not being "equally long" on my both sides. I have also noticed that when standing on my short leg and working my long leg is quite difficult especially when it comes to battement jetés, where I have a tendency to loose my placement. When I stand on my longer leg the opposite occurs; everything becomes significantly easier placementwise. If I stand in center doing center-work and don't look on myself in the mirror and then suddenly see myslef in the mirror, I see how terribly uneven I am. The whole me is tilting. But that is what feels the best for me. I will have the equal pressure on my both feet and I feel "equally long" on my upper body. Should I really be "compensating" for my shorter side? Wouldn't my spine become all twisted then? If I compensate, I wouldn't be "equally long" in both sides as it comes to muscles and "the feel", but visually I would certainly look better. I can surely not be the only one with different length in legs since almost all of us are unsymmetric. Quote Link to comment
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