grounded vs heavy. ungrounded vs light

...go back to the Eiffel Tower image and, after having stood erect, 'but relaxed', and forwar over the insteps of the feet, we use .. the muscles of the insides of the thighs to pull our upper thighs and knees inward. Without tension, we have created, now, not only a vertical center, but a horizontal center (very much like the tower), and we are indeed grounded..
I like this.:ladiesma:..only in my experience, there are leg muscles that are at times, in the stance, doing the opposite and pushing the legs
apart not together in order to hold balance. I don't need to keep pulling the legs together once they are standing together.
.. comment, please?
 
PS: Senior RAY, I am in San Miguel de Allende mex...not too far from Texas...I have a guest room awaiting you and Milongas are now starting up..
 

Angel HI

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I like this.:ladiesma:..only in my experience, there are leg muscles that are at times, in the stance, doing the opposite and pushing the legs
apart not together in order to hold balance. I don't need to keep pulling the legs together once they are standing together.
.. comment, please?
Firstly, I was getting a wee worried about the kissy thingy until I saw that you had given Ray one, too. :cheers: Just kidding.

Secondly, You are correct. The legs have these functions, and, of course, the trick (bane of this thread) is to learn how to maintain the described feeling throughout the movement (using the floor as Ray posted. The answer: proper footwork... inside edges (or does that open another can of worms?).

Speaking of a room in SmdA, I have been trying to locate mi amor in Leon for a while now. When I do, I'll come down.
 
Speaking of a room in SmdA, I have been trying to locate mi amor in Leon for a while now. When I do, I'll come down.
Crikey! That would be great. We now have good danceable live music for tango at least twice a week, there are a sort of Tango wars starting between competing restaurants...we just need dancers, now.:tongue:
 

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