17 April 2014

What I Really Need Now Is...

Recently I've been thinking about what I'd like to do next within the dancing part of my life, and I came up with a couple of ideas. The first is to get my left and right splits flat, since I'm not quite there yet; the second is to get my scorpion and then my straight-leg scorpion.

So I know what I need to do to be able to get my splits, and I'm stretching and practicing for them every day. That's manageable. But my scorpion is a whole different battle. I've done some research and I need to work on my shoulder and back strength and flexibility, and open up my hip flexors a bit, but without a coach it's difficult to get the positioning. I took some pictures so you can see what I've got at the minute.

From looking at these photos, I can see that my hips aren't squared and my leg is pushed out to the side. Another thing I found is that I can't reach my leg with the opposite (left) hand when I'm bringing my leg up behind me. I know I need to work on my back flexibility for this but, yet again, it's difficult without a coach.

This is a scorpion as I'm attempting to get (more from dance, not cheer).

That's about as much as I can explain. If you have any tips at all, I would be so grateful if you could help me. If you know someone who might be able to help, please share this around as I need as much help as I can with it. Just drop a comment down below :)

Thank you in advance!


  1. This is exciting!!! I love practicing things like this! I got my scorpion by looking at tutorials on YouTube. I'm aiming to get my straight scorpion. You do need to get lot of back flexibility, as you said (try practicing bridges and back bends) and splits. Shoulder flexibility also helps, and you need a way to grab your leg. Try looking on YouTube for tutorials. Hope this helps!
    By the way, would you like me to make a blogpost tutorial on a scorpion?

    1. Ah, thank you so much Phia! This helps a lot! And that would be great if you could do that! Thanks :D xx

    2. :D Would you prefer a photo tutorial, a video tutorial, or a mixture of both?

    3. Whichever is easier/better for you :) A video would be nice though xx

    4. Ok! I'll send you a comment when it's finished!

    5. That would be great, thank you! xx