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new ballet austin

Arletta's class started today, and I was excited about the new studio. Or studios, rather. It looked really nice and sleek, and there was a lot of windows in the one I was in. People could even look at us from upstairs. All nice and light and clean. And there was a baby grand piano in it! I felt very professional dancery.

The last class before break, Arletta had picked on my shoulders.. and today she worked on it even more, trying to get it back and down. This is something that my yoga boyfriend has been trying to get me to do for a while. And I remember having been corrected by my ballet teachers on occasion, but man, Arletta really focused on it. She tried sort of massaging it.  Then was like: Get a massage!

Hrmpf. How do you correct years and years of bad posture?

I did 2 perfect pirouttes today. Each time I do one, I hear a huge mental cheer and applause, and I turn around and am rather surprised people aren't applauding. I guess they expect people to do pirouttes in a ballet class :) For me though, each perfect piroutte is to be treasured.

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noxcat
Jun. 13th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
How do you correct years and years of bad posture?

Same as with any other bad habit - practice and exercise. :)

My gym has a rowing machine that, if I do it on a regular basis, Helps me keep my shoulders down and back.

The massage will help too. And it feels soooo good. Treat yourself to one. Maybe even two. :)
ripresa
Jun. 13th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
you know, i thought my posture got better after i did some rowing last weekend. i guess it's one of the few things that cause you to pull back past your shoulders with your arms.

i love massages.. but they always feel like an expensive indulgence for some reason.
noxcat
Jun. 13th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
They feel like an indulgence to me too. :) But after the massage, your shoulders should be relaxed into their proper position. It's a good way to be reminded of what your posture should be. And sometimes indulgences are a good thing. :)