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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2009, 12:32:03 PM »

One thing you can practice anywhere and everywhere is your posture!

You are absolutely right - but I would put it more emphatically: one thing you can DO all the time is posture.  Good posture is a life-time investment as it takes the stress of your body that can lead to severe problems in time wiht joints and even bone structure.

I hate to say this but posture for living is actually even more important that posture for dance - but why not use the latter as an excuse for the former?  Works for me.  I used to have a dreadful crane-neck - slung forward off my shoulders.  Coaches thought it was a permanent dance liability but its almost imperceptible now - so you can change.  And BTW I was in my late 40s when I started to do something about it...
I can second this, I was the same way and had to overcome it too.
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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2009, 12:44:21 PM »

its the hardest thing to do isn't it QPO - to stop.  struggled with that with my tendon but fortunately, I had to go away for a week so that gave me enough time to at least get a grip on healing

glad its not something worse DalD
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2009, 12:48:21 PM »

Thanks, Elise!
I will focus on getting better.  Its all going to be just fine.
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2009, 08:23:44 AM »

yes we can be our own worse enemy...we just don't want to allow ourselves to repair with  our need to keep going, but sometimes our strength is to know when to stop and give our body time to recover...Visualizing is good....that our body is repairing and getting stronger...the mind is a powerful thing in the aid of repairing injuries....sleep is also good.
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2009, 01:20:52 PM »

Sleep, what's sleep?
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2009, 02:11:53 AM »

Sleep, what's sleep?

that space when you close your eyes, can remember what you did for 8 hours before opening them up again (if you are lucky) Shocked
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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2009, 04:49:56 AM »

no space like that round here that I've seen...
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2009, 01:04:28 AM »

ih ave only seen smaller intense models...longer ones are harder to find
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« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2009, 08:18:38 AM »

You can dance in your dreams  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2009, 08:29:01 AM »

...must be the explanation - I keep waking up with sore muscles...
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2009, 09:02:15 AM »

...must be the explanation - I keep waking up with sore muscles...

have you had your thyroid checked....that can do it in the middle of the night (make your legs cramp/ache)
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« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2009, 09:51:27 PM »

hm. as far as i see it is not so bad.

i started to dance month and a half after a big knee surgery, and it healed faster, because my muscles haven't become soft.  Wink

you don't need to spend $$$ of money on medicine.

put a plastic cup of water with a wooden stick in a freezer and after it become ice, roll it over your foot while stretching it.

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« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2010, 11:53:34 PM »

this is a golden oldy..but has anyone got any exercises that they have found beneficial for their dancing.
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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2010, 02:29:51 AM »

Ab work - it is he place all the movement comes from. Will also help your posture.
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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2010, 04:22:26 AM »

definitely skip.  the core is the centre of things dancing Grin
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