Category: Back Bending
Tight hamstrings? Are your hamstrings very tight? This special stretching technique will release them!
Special stretching technique for people with very tight hamstrings. Over the past 8 years I have been researching the proper sequence for optimal forward bending and back bending progression. I wanted to develop exact scientific, tested flexibility sequences that EasyFlexibility certified instructors would be able to use to rapidly increase their students forward and back…
Back Hurts While Stretching? Here is why…
The cause of reoccurring spinal and lower back injuries during hip and shoulder compound stretching. Strains and sprains, in the joints and the muscles, in and around the spine while stretching, is a rather common occurrence. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s not properly understood, and the cause of injury is usually not connected to…
Reach For It: Strength and Flexibility In Your Back and Shoulders
This article will focus on opening up the back, shoulder, and abdominal muscles to accomplish these challenging positions.
Lower Back Spasms During Arabesque and How to Prevent Them
One of the questions I got when discussing the Arabesque was lower back spasms experienced by many dancers. This is especially true of the beginning students, but this can also apply to the advanced students, especially if multiple performances follow each other closely, or there is a special Arabesque requirement such as in specific choreography.
Arabesque Analysis: On the left, you see a picture of a beginner’s arabesque. And thisis a technique we are going to analyze. And for comparison, you’re seeing anadvanced student performing an arabesque on the right. This analysis will answer the question “what is thebeginner lacking, in terms of strength and flexibility, toimprove her arabesque to the…