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Common Problems in Alignment Cueing for Standing Poses

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Questions Answered Here

    1. Why can even widely-used cues be a problem?
    2. Describe a problem with the cue, “place feet parallel (in standing poses).”
    3. What might you do instead?
    4. What is meant by the cue, “hip-width apart?” What is a potential problem with the cue?
    5. How might you address it?
    6. In what types of poses might the cue “square the hips” be a problem? What is an alternative cue?
    7. How might a student’s hip strength be related to the front knee moving in or out?
    8. What are some potential problems with the cue, “Align your kneecap toward the second toe” in bent-knee standing poses?
    9. What is an alternative cue?
    10. What are some alignment cues to consider for standing poses?

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