My Dear Students and Friends!!
Posture and Tango & Tango Posture
Tomorrow is Valentine’s day so let’s party it!
Potluck as usual!
I would also like to address a very important matter in Tango
First we have to address what posture is?
By definition Posture is
“the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting.”
“Posture: The carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of the limbs (the arms and legs).”
At tomorrow Tango practice I would like to address a little bit more about Posture. We will also work some simple exercises to help improve it since for me is much more than the “definitions “ you can find online ( I will address that tomorrow)
There is an “Ideal posture” and “incorrect one”.
Improper posture affects our life greatly, more than we can imagine.
As a Physical Therapist I like to observe people all the time, not only other but also myself. It Is my job. I have been doing that for many years. I have also specialized in watching Tango dancers. My goals is help to correct people to perform the right moves. It takes time, training and knowledge.
We may not realize but incorrect posture can lead to lot of ailment. It works slowly in our bodies affecting it daily and through the years.
Sometimes people think… “when I retire I will do this or that or travel and I will be happy”.
Well posture can ruin people’s dreams if not addressed on time and will make them end up spending a fortune in doctors and medical bills.
The most important thing is to correct or improve it as much as we can.
Lot of people think that by going to the gym they will get better.
Well… not always. Most people go to the gym to reinforce the wrong posture because they don’t know what they doing is wrong.
You have to know first to do things right!
I always compare a wrong posture with a misaligned car
I watch misaligned people driving their bodies through life all the time.
Well the question now is
Can Tango help?
I asked that question myself, as a matter of fact I started correcting my own posture years ago while watching tango training videos of myself.
I was horrified how bad my posture was so I start working on it and I’m still doing that
It is funny some people ask me if I have neck pain or something because I move my neck all the time.. we I don’t have any pain I m just working on my posture and it gets more funny when some ladies tell me they thought I was doing “cabeceo” to them ( which is a tango invitation to dance!!)
Correcting posture takes time and effort. It is not a simple task and should be in the hands of professionals such as physical therapist or similar. Athletic trainers, yoga instructors and other can help and are awesome but the knowledge to correct posture goes beyond their training.
You have to know anatomy biomechanics, physiology and more. It takes many years of training and study.
I’m actually developing new ways to correct people posture but right now lets us focus on Tango Posture
Do you necessarily have to have a good posture to dance tango?
Will that make a you a better dancer?
Well… that is a million dollar question, isn’t it?
I will give you my humble briefly opinion which not cover the entire subject.
If you are a performer… Yes, of course.
for a social dancer?
Well… to me… not necessarily, but it will help if you do.
but that, will be for discussion at the practice on Tuesday.
Tomorrow I will explain some concepts about Tango Posture, how does that helps and we will experience it by ourselves
In two hours we can not cover the entire subject because just talking about Posture can take the entire meeting and more…
I will try to be brief and to the point as well as I will answer all the questions.
See you guys on Tuesday!
Tango Instructor & Physical Therapist
“Movement is Life”
and that is what we Physical Therapist do:
“Promote life through movement”.
…without further do…
see you on Tuesday !!
Our Practi-Class is called:
“Así se Baila el Tango!!”
(“Tango is Danced like this”)
I never get tired of watching the initial trailer with the song in this link
and don’t forget to
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Tuesday 8.30 PM to 10.30 PM
1 Group Class 10 $
Students less 24 years old with ID call us for discount.
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