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« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2010, 05:09:21 AM »

waiting is surely one of the most important - and hardest - skills of the responder...
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« Reply #136 on: May 30, 2010, 07:42:15 AM »

waiting is surely one of the most important - and hardest - skills of the responder...

it is, but one has to in tune with you partner to achieve that, and that is a skill Tongue
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« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2010, 11:00:44 PM »

waiting is surely one of the most important - and hardest - skills of the responder...

But waiting is also required at various points of the lead (initiator?).  At various points, one partner has to wait for the other, and both have to at times wait on the music.  With all that waiting, it's a wonder we ever get to dance.   Cheesy
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« Reply #138 on: June 04, 2010, 06:55:06 AM »

Decidedly.  When I'm on the outside you better wait - or I get to stand on your foot  Grin
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« Reply #139 on: June 04, 2010, 07:29:34 AM »

with my ears palying up my balance is poor....I tried to do some warm up exercises tonight and wobbling  all over the place...back to the drawing board  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #140 on: June 04, 2010, 07:37:38 AM »

Could be a problem this weekend.... Undecided
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« Reply #141 on: June 04, 2010, 08:19:40 AM »

Could be a problem this weekend.... Undecided

I know....perhaps if I take some sudafed, or nasal decongestant it might help...oh well cant stress over it really, what will be will be
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« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2010, 10:14:00 AM »


I know....perhaps if I take some sudafed, or nasal decongestant it might help...oh well cant stress over it really, what will be will be

Do they sell Afrin there?  It's great for last-minute decongestant emergencies, as long as you don't make a habit of it. 

Also, have you asked your doctor about Flonase or something similar?
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« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2010, 01:01:13 PM »

Could be a problem this weekend.... Undecided

I know....perhaps if I take some sudafed, or nasal decongestant it might help...oh well cant stress over it really, what will be will be
WE have a 'daytime' flu pill here that is amazing - you feel totally normal. Of course your body still functions as if its sick Tongue
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« Reply #144 on: July 26, 2010, 08:15:24 PM »

Had to share this:

"Is it not true that everything is a question of balance? If you feel you are losing your balance, you may overreact in an attempt to gain it back, but if you understand your center and know how to find your balance you can calmly move from one position to the next. To the viewer, it almost seems like a kind of discreet, highly efficient dance that you are constantly engaged in. No one position will work for every situation, so you have to remain alert and flexible and be ready to adjust to what does work." (Ronald)

Funny thing is that its advice off a violin forum! 

I suppose you would read the same thing in judo, tennis, tai chi, golf, etc etc etc...
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« Reply #145 on: July 27, 2010, 10:29:53 AM »

Had to share this:

"Is it not true that everything is a question of balance? If you feel you are losing your balance, you may overreact in an attempt to gain it back, but if you understand your center and know how to find your balance you can calmly move from one position to the next. To the viewer, it almost seems like a kind of discreet, highly efficient dance that you are constantly engaged in. No one position will work for every situation, so you have to remain alert and flexible and be ready to adjust to what does work." (Ronald)

Funny thing is that its advice off a violin forum! 

I suppose you would read the same thing in judo, tennis, tai chi, golf, etc etc etc...


Sounds like good life advise to me.
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« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2010, 08:32:13 PM »

as I am recovering from my injury, I find balance a real issues, one of the reasons is that I do not have a full range of movement in my leg, the muscles have got weak and if I try to compress I dont have the strength to push myself up.

I am doing exercises to build it back up but it does not come back as quickly as it disappeared. Also you tend to be a bit more ginger as you dont want to cause any damage.

I know I have been feeling rather heavy and relying on my partner and I have to fix that. I dont think the partnership is even. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2010, 08:47:26 PM »

Understoon - but if you persevere it will come back... indeed, I'm impressed with your determination to get back on the floor (remnds me of my DP ...Undecided )
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« Reply #148 on: December 29, 2010, 03:47:15 AM »

well the determination paid off at the Aussies for me. but now the work still continutes....I am doign a variety of exercises to make sure things are still moving in the right direction, riding the bike doing stretchng excercies.. and as well as strengthing....
balance is so imporant it cannot be underestimated.
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« Reply #149 on: February 21, 2011, 08:25:52 AM »

DP was ill so I had to have my lesson alone.  And we worked on ballance in part.  The key thing really is to make sure you can dance in ballance alone.

I went over this with DP during our next practice session - first warming up by ourselves rather than together, to get comfortable on the feet and then dancing with more space between us so that we can maintain our own ballance.  This has been quite amazing.  It seems as if we can now 'cash in' on the work we have done before: the space lets us dance freeer but the past experience keeps us in sync.
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