Mazenderan Posted October 24, 2007 Report Share Posted October 24, 2007 I have a query regarding the muscles in the back. Before a pirouette, we're reminded to hold our back, and not to 'let the back go'. I'm interpreting this as 'hold your back rigid', but find it very difficult to actually do this. I can't 'feel' the muscles in my back, and can't tense them (when I try I just end up tensing and protruding my abdominal muscles). This is really frustrating me, as I've been working really hard on my alignment and have noticed improvements in other areas - I can feel and hold my turn-out better now and am generally more pulled up. If it helps at all, I'm generally hypermobile. My physio said that this hypermobility is particularly marked in the lumbar region. Oddly though, I feel quite stiff and inflexible in upper back bends - like there's no give. I'd be grateful for any advice Quote Link to comment
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