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September 19, 2006

Having good posture

Was discussing with a friend the merits of having a good Tango posture for followers – essential for balance and dissociation, looks elegant, prevents injury and all that – when it suddenly occurred to me that there may be an additional benefit. In my opinion, by maintaining a good posture in addition to a strong frame, a follower can easily prevent herself from being ‘thrown around” by a rough leader. That is, good posture is also the key to slow down the pace when rushed by an inexperienced leader. Give it a try next time?

*By the way, I am kind of interchanging the meanings of posture/frame here because I think they are very much intertwined.

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