Anonymous said: do you have any tips for returning to ballet after a short while? i have been off for a more than a month due to bursitis and was advised to rest it completely (so no ballet at all) i've tried to stretch as much as possible but i'm worried i'll be really far behind
I was off completely for 4 months from hip surgery and I was fine…it sucks for like a week but then you get back in your groove. You’d be surprised at how well your body can remember things so don’t sweat it
Anonymous said: For the back stretching anon: doing like the cobra yoga stretch and arching by back like a cat then making it kind of concave helped a lot with my back flexibility and I don't think it's too dangerous or potentially harmful.
I don’t think that would be harmful at all—you should try that.
What I mean is I don’t think you can obtain superhuman back flexibility by stretching…you can marginally improve it by stretching those muscles but to actually be able to fold in half…I am fairly certain that is something you need to be born with and is probably dangerous to try to force upon your body if it doesn’t naturally do that
Anonymous said: how do you get a more flexible back? my legs are super flexible but my upper body isn't. :(
I really don’t think it’s safe to stretch your back…with your legs you’re stretching out muscles to become more flexible but your back you’d be stretching…bones….I think that if your back is flexible, you’re born with it, it’s really not something you should try to stretch…
Alexandra Somova, Olga Smirnova, Kristina Shapran, and Irina Tolchilshchikova at Vaganova Ballet Academy 2011.
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THEY’RE ALL AMAZING (gifs and dancers)
Vladislav Lantratov and Diana Vishneva being adorable in Bolshoi’s Lost Illusions
Por favor, não remova minha legenda e substituí-lo com as palavras exatas. Ele conta como roubando meu post.
Please do not remove my caption and replace it with the exact words. It counts as stealing my post.
and also bein’ a lil bitch
So I watched Sarah Lamb take barre today AND SHE IS PERFECT
the way she’s holding her leg with her arm like that is borderline demonic contortion status omg 100% I would dislocate my shoulder if I did that