R.Mc Posted January 8, 2006 Report Share Posted January 8, 2006 Ok, this is something I have been doing throughout my training, and it was only just picked up on. I work with my school's pilates teacher (who is an ex-dancer) once a week to help me gain strength in my overly flexible body. I am pretty hyperextended nearly everywhere, and I can stand in a largeish 2nd position with my knees still touching! Anyway, recently she was asking me to do some tendus and correcting my alignment etc. and she was shocked to notice that when I close in fifth with the working leg back, I 'relax', almost bend my supporting knee to make space for the working leg to close. I think that it has never been picked up on because I can bend my knee quite a lot and it still looks straight. The instructor corrected and said that the way I make the space for the working leg to close is by pulling up more and lifting out of my hips. However, I am finding this really difficult especially in very fast tendu combinations. Does anyone have any tips, or ideas on the relaxing the knee versus pulling up more? Quote Link to comment
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