Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Today, I am thankful for my ballet posture, not because it is perfect but because I have learned so much. I used to arch my back severely--I thought that was correct--but one of my ballet teachers has helped me to understand the art of elongating the spine. She tells me to imagine an arrow shooting through my torso (which sounds painful but the concept really helps!) and for the first time in all of my ballet lessons, I feel as if I am finally "pulling up," which is a basic, fundamental aspect of ballet technique. I am beginning to feel more like a dancer, and I cherish every moment, every step, and every correction.