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Arabesque Analysis

Arabesque Analysis

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

On the left, you see a picture of a beginner's arabesque. And thisis a technique we are going to analyze. And for comparison, you're seeing anadvanced student performing an arabesque on the right. This analysis will answer the question "what...

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Developpe Content

Developpe Content

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

Does your leg feel heavy while doing a Developpe? Would you like to know how to solve this? Then take a look at the ZST technique called Content. The EasyFlexibility ZST is performed in two steps which repeat for a...

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Developpe Harmony

Developpe Harmony

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Certified Instructor Judy shows a stretching technique from the Easyflexibility system to achieve effortless extensions, flatter splits, and lighter developpes * It is performed in two steps which alternate and repeat ideally from 3 to 5 times. Watch the video...

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Today your tightest stretch will become easy…

Today your tightest stretch will become easy…

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

  Have you ever been so tight in a stretch, you could not even start the stretch? You are not alone, many people have this challenge. Here is how to solve it  I have spoken to many frustrated people about...

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Still in Pain when you stretch? Here's how to avoid it...

Still in Pain when you stretch? Here's how to avoid it...

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Don't force your muscles to stretch Muscles adapt to stretching between attempts Your Fibers need time to adjust to what you require of them Rest for a few seconds When you try again your body will be more prepared and...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

Every day, millions of people wake up, drive to work, run errands, and take part in various other activities. But as a dancer, “being on your feet” all day takes on a whole new meaning. To a dancer, movement is...

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Troubleshoot Your Butterfly Stretch

Troubleshoot Your Butterfly Stretch

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

Recently we discussed the applications of Zaichik Stretching Principles to the Butterfly Stretch. (If you missed the article click here to read it). We received numerous replies from people who tried the techniques and were happy to see their Butterfly get...

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The Final Turnout

The Final Turnout

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

 So by now you have tried the Turned Out Incline Plane (TIP) from here. Chances are you got cramps trying to hold a full turnout that we dealt with in the previous article. If not - Congratulations. You are ready...

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Glute Cramps in TIP

Glute Cramps in TIP

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

Have you tried the exercise? If not, look at last week's article here. How was it? Did you face any of these commonly occurring issues? The number one problem when doing a hip turnout properly through the hips is the same...

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