hey loves! for the first time in a few weeks, i finally got my wednesday post up on a wednesday! i realized that i have never done a ballet post on this blog, so i thought that today would be a great day to do one! flexibility is one of the many factors that help one improve at dance, and it is important to stretch outside of the studio sometimes. i try to stretch daily, and here is my stretching routine:
first, i do developpes to the front while laying down on the floor (usually about 10) and hold them for 10 seconds each. this helps warm my legs up for stretching.
next, i do my left split (my better one) and hold it for about 2 minutes.
then, i do my right split and hold it for about 5 minutes.
after that, i do my straddle split. depending on how much time i have, i hold it for 20 minutes (if i am free for a while) or 3 (if i am on a time crunch). after my normal straddle, i push over for about 2 minutes to get a better stretch.
i work on oversplits next. i use a stretching block now, but once i get my oversplits on that i will switch to something higher up like a chair. even though i do not have either oversplit yet, it is great to improve my regular splits.
while i do occasionally change up my routine, this is the basic one i do almost daily.