iceydeville Posted June 29, 2004 Report Share Posted June 29, 2004 Yesterday, I took a make up class with a more advanced level and while doing an arabesque at the barre, the instructor lifted my leg up a little higher than I usually lift it. The new height of my leg was not a height that was particularly difficult. There was a slight pinch in my back, but not a painful one. The only thing is, I'm worried that at the new height, I'm "lifting my hips/lower back" instead of my leg because I don't have a high level of flexibility when pushing my leg back. For example, I don't have my full splits only because the back legs aren't fully stretched out yet. However, I do know that the hips are supposed to "open" a little to allow rotation. But when I look at myself at the mirror, it looks like I am just lifting my lower back and my leg just so happens to be raised because it's attached to my back. Does this make sense? I don't know. I didn't receive any further alignment corrections during that arabesque except for the height, so maybe I'm just being a worrywart? Quote Link to comment
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