At the ripe old age of 2x, I have taken up … ballet.
Part of me was influenced by Natalie Portman’s fluidity and grace in Black Swan. The majority of me wanted to learn how to use my damn muscles for once because I have figured how to use my joints during class [and I can already here Emmy screaming “USE YOUR MUSKELLSSSS”]
Ballet split sole shoes? CHEEEECKK!
And I am off!
It has only been 2 classes but HOT DAMN it is DIFFICULT. I have now learnt that I have :
– Hyper-extended knees
– Super uber flexible joints [Teacher adjusted me a little and remarked, “I move you here a little and everything else moves. OK… GIRL you need to work!”]
– SUPER tight hips. Thanks, running, thanks a lot.
In fact, ballet has given me more … awareness on my body movement and alignment. I am more aware of my hip in Triangle [OH MOTHER OF GOD IT HURTS SO BAD NOW] and hello uneven hips in Standing Bow.
Now I’m even more tempted to try on pointe 😉