Guest pointe Posted September 14, 2002 Report Share Posted September 14, 2002 :confused: I have this huge question in my head: When mentioned about tight knees in ballet class, do they have to be knees straightened in a locked position? I find that when I do it, it's really difficult on my left leg, which is the "bad" leg. I find balancing particularly difficult. I couldn't maintain balance for more than 3 seconds. My physical condition has given me the habit of locking my knees because my Mom used to remind me "to stand on your left leg"; because I tend used my right side more than my left. I posed this question to the acupuncturist who is treating me now; and he said that I should stand and balance with my knees slightly bent. If I continue locking my knees, it will pose a serious problems to the knees sooner or later. What should I do when in ballet class? Now, when I try balancing on my left leg with the knee slightly bent, I find that my balance improved markedly and the hips and centre are not sinking into the left side. Any feedback on this question is greatly appreciated. Thanks! ~pointe~ Quote Link to comment
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