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How to get better contractions?
By Kittydoodles Comments: 76, member since Sun Sep 14, 2014
On Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:50 AM

Hi! I was wondering about how to get my contractions better. I'm pretty good at the releases, but whenever I do contractions my teacher says that I tuck my pelvis rather than lengthening my spine. I've been practicing at home but I think I lack the muscle control/flexibility to do good contractions. This is only my second year doing Graham, I've been predominantly just trained in ballet up until last year. I feel like my modern technique often suffers because I can't contract my back well. Any tips?

3 Replies to How to get better contractions?

re: How to get better contractions?
By dancerxiv Comments: 113, member since Thu May 10, 2012
On Sat Dec 06, 2014 04:41 PM
It always worked for me to think of someone undercut punching me in the stomach.
re: How to get better contractions?
By Kittydoodles Comments: 76, member since Sun Sep 14, 2014
On Sun Dec 07, 2014 01:56 PM
That totally worked! Thanks so much!
re: How to get better contractions?
By Kittydoodles Comments: 76, member since Sun Sep 14, 2014
On Sun Dec 07, 2014 01:57 PM
That totally worked! Thanks so much!

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