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    Default One-Sided Hip Horizontals?

    Does anyone have a link of where i can see a one-sided hip horizontal movement (circles/figure 8's, etc.)? I've been searching all across youtube and can't seem to find any.

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    If you could be more articulate or descriptive about what you're looking for, it would be easier to point you in the right direction. Actually, it'd probably make it easier for you to find instructionals.

    Unfortunately for you, the moves you describe are more advanced and so more likely to be on a dvd or part of an online course that you pay for instead of a free youtube instructional. The reason being that the moves you request can be tricky or hazardous without the correct posture and most teachers would prefer to be there in person to give posture correction or to at least be able to assume you already are at a level advanced enough that posture correction isn't required. One can't make that assumption with a youtube video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darshiva View Post
    If you could be more articulate or descriptive about what you're looking for, it would be easier to point you in the right direction. Actually, it'd probably make it easier for you to find instructionals.

    Unfortunately for you, the moves you describe are more advanced and so more likely to be on a dvd or part of an online course that you pay for instead of a free youtube instructional. The reason being that the moves you request can be tricky or hazardous without the correct posture and most teachers would prefer to be there in person to give posture correction or to at least be able to assume you already are at a level advanced enough that posture correction isn't required. One can't make that assumption with a youtube video.
    Okay... specifically one-sided hip circles, but horizontal though. There seems to be plenty of videos showing vertical one-sided circles but rarely any showing one-sided horizontals. I wonder if there is another term for this move that I seem to be missing in the search bar?

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    Do you mean a whole circle but over one leg? Or do you actually mean half a circle ie an arc? Any reason why you don't just adapt a normal circle? Not sure where the problem is.

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    I think the op is talking about cutting a figure 8 in half and only doing it on one hip - the problem that may be being encountered is that the opposite hip moves (because it's all connected).

    So achilles, to get the move you're after you want to put strong muscular emphasis on one hip & just accept that the other hip will come along for the ride as to do otherwise is biomechanically unlikely to move your hips in two different directions at the same time. (I'd say impossible, but stranger things have happened)

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    I did a mini video for my students*, demonstrating a single sided circle, horizontal, on the "empty hip", i.e. the non-weight-bearing side.
    Single Sided Circles - for Beginners - YouTube
    It's nothing sophisticated, just videoing myself so they had something to follow along to, if they were practising at home. There's no breakdown of the move, because I'd already taught them the breakdown. Basically the breakdown goes: from your basic starting position, lift one heel, and shift all your weight into the flat foot; then imagine using the hip on the non-weighted side to draw a circle around the footprint of the foot with the heel lifted. Keep the heel lifted high, keep the ribcage lifted to maximise your range of hip movement, and keep the circle as flat as possible.

    * I teach this move early on to my Beginner students- although it requires good posture to look good, it's *not* hazardous if done with poor posture, nor is the posture essential to the mechanics of the movement.

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    Do you mean 'drawing a figure 8 with one hip'? Or a circle, square? They are quite easy to learn (if you are talking about what I think you are) by visualising having a pencil attached to one hip (on the side) and trying to draw a figure 8 (square, circle) on the wall with it.

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    I do them exactly opposite of Beatrice. I do them flat footed with my weight on the accented hip side. Once my hip comes back to the center point where I'd normally slide through to the other hip and finish the figure 8 I just stop it or send it back around again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeatriceC View Post
    * I teach this move early on to my Beginner students- although it requires good posture to look good, it's *not* hazardous if done with poor posture, nor is the posture essential to the mechanics of the movement.
    I know this part was directed at my comment. Any move that rotates through the hips can be hazardous with poor posture. How do I know this? Experience. Firstly I've done damage to my pelvis (not permanent but definitely painful) as a result of being taught figure 8s without the teacher having any regard for posture. Secondly, I had a student quit on me because posture wasn't her strong point and she overdid the practice at home to the point she couldn't walk without assistance. (she's better now, happily)

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    I do those too, Andrea. I just don't have any video footage of that move to share.

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