Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member Ravenhairedbellydancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    155
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Arcing torso circle...

    I have a question about the large ribcage circle, not the chest circles but the full ribcage circle. I am just learning this one and Im afraid of hurting my back on the backward lean... Should there be any tightness in my back? (Im swaybacked by the way so I need extra tucking to compensate ) I am afraid of hurting myself. It doesnt hurt but can this circle cause injury?

  2. #2
    Senior Member walladah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    727
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default keep your back

    straight and your pelvis "tucked in" as much as you can.

    And, till your back muscles get stronger do not do a big ribcage circle but as small as it permits you to keep the position mentioned above...

  3. #3
    Premium Member Aniseteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sussex, England
    Posts
    4,855
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We were doing similar last class in an exercise and advised to clench our behinds for the backwards bit. Although it was less a lean than an exaggerated pull in/back of the ribcage with the pelvis staying put... maybe this is a different move.

  4. #4
    Member Ravenhairedbellydancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    155
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I cant think of a video Ive seen this particular circle in....anyone have any examples to be sure we're referring to the same thing lol. its just the largest torso circle there is.....

  5. #5
    Senior Member nightdancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Between the sea and the mountain
    Posts
    871
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Also, there is nothing wrong with moving one foot back a bit to give you more stability. A lot of people feel "off-balance" when they go back that far and that causes them to tighten up, and then cause damage. Much of that feeling can be relieved simply by taking a half-step back.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •