gerlonda Posted June 1, 2008 Report Share Posted June 1, 2008 Okay, so I've been looking at alot of yoga books and it seems as if those people who are REALLY working their flexibility correctly do the splits with their hips totally square and with the back leg totally parallel (knee to the floor and upper thigh all the way on the floor). One of my ballet teachers also said that this is the PROPER way to do the splits. Okay, that's all fine and dandy but what does this mean if my hips can't do this? Whenever I stretch into the splits my pelvis always twists out and the back leg turns out and for the life of me I just can't get my hips square (they start to turn as soon as I start going down into the splits). The truly flexible people can do the splits with the back leg turned in AND out, right? Because of this lack of hip flexibility do you all think that's why my teachers tell me that my hips are never still when I do rond de jambes a terre? or whenever I go from retire to attitude back to arabesque my teachers always say, "Gerlonda, keep the hips square it's about the LEG moving only!"? or the fact that I can't keep my hips/body square while standing in fourth position? This is driving me crazy! Should I stretch more often? Quote Link to comment
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