Posts tagged as 'leg-spirals'

The Anatomy of Directing: Leg Spiral Exercise

The Anatomy of Directing: Leg Spiral Exercise

In our last Anatomy of Directing post, we walked through a few simple knee directing exercises. We also spoke about the leg spirals, and this week, we’d like add one additional exercise that specifically accesses the spirals…

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THE ANATOMY OF DIRECTING: The Knees & Leg Spirals

THE ANATOMY OF DIRECTING: The Knees & Leg Spirals

The directions for the knees to go forward and away seems simple enough, at one level. We tighten in the hips and legs and need to release those muscles to let the knees go away from the body (that’s the “forward”) and away from each other (that’s the “away”). And because we are speaking here about an extremity that is associated with visible and voluntary movement, there is no difficulty in identifying where the knees are and where they need to go. The tricky part is that most of us are not aware of how much we tighten and shorten in the hips and legs…

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