This post is about the moment when the human body completely blew my mind away. The moment when I saw physical evidence that something that I had thought was just a fact of life, was demonstrated to simply not be true.
All through my early dance training, and even through my physiotherapy training, I had held the belief that muscles were short and that you had to stretch them to make them longer. Every part of the training that I had received had been along those lines, and it seemed to make sense. In actual fact, I don’t even remember thinking that there could be any other option.
I was never the most flexible when I was young, and while my right side was Ok, I always struggled with the mobility on my left-hand side, and constantly strained and tore my left hamstring in my attempt to get it to be ‘longer’