Team Japan & Friends Osaka World Figure Skating Exhibition 2014
Figure Skating sisters Mao and Mai Asada skating to Frozen at “The Ice 2014” in Japan!
Yuna… she can do it in her sleep.
Camel Spin variation
Yuzuru Hanyu & Nobunari Oda Fantasy on Ice 2014
I think I’m STARTING to get the “swing/kick” part of one-foot spin. Obviously, I still can’t spin. *cries* I always end up just doing a left outside 3-turn when I TRY to spin. But I got it for a few times (only got up to two revs hahahaha ok i suck but it’s a start ok) just before the rink closed tonight for a hockey game. So nooow I’m not sure if I was just lucky or if I really started getting it. Waaaah I need to go back to the ice to find out wah wah wah. :))
All the time favourite figure skating programs -> Yuna Kim “Nessun Dorma”
It’s been so long since I posted here. Actually for almost a year now I’ve tried to get back to skating regularly like thrice. But every time, I only skated a few times and then went back to not skating at all again. Mostly it’s because of school. But the last time I stopped, it was because I got discouraged. I knew I was not the fastest learner ever when it comes to sports ever since before but when I started taking lessons for freestyle 1, I realized how lousy I was. I thought I really sucked. Well actually I did suck. And it didn’t help that my coach was so strict and was like “how could you not get this” every time I don’t get something. I mean I’m not training for the freaking Olympics! I’m not even training for any competition at all. Okay he might mean well but it just made me feel so down. My friends were starting to learn one-foot spin and yet my two-foot spin still sucks. After two freestyle lessons, I just didn’t want to go back to the ice. I didn’t even want to think about skating. I started thinking that maybe skating just wasn’t for me? But when I got to thinking about it, I realized I should just stop taking lessons. Actually, I could change coaches, that’d be good too, but it’ll just be to no use ‘cause I don’t think I would be competing for the next few years. I have my last year of college to worry about (hello thesis), and then the board exam. Then I have to save up for new skates that fit and have decent toepicks (I still use mystiques that are at least two skate sizes bigger for my feet) and of course save up for competition expenses. So I’ll still skate until then but just for fun. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still practice! And I have friends who can teach me anyway. I’m not competing for the time being so I just think I don’t need to spend a large money on lessons. And besides, age doesn’t matter in local competitions here so I will never give up on the hope of competing!!!
Anyway, obviously, I’m still working on the stuff I left before. You know, freestyle 1 stuff. I have a two week vacation and I have already skated twice. And probably a lot more. I’m itching to skate now but my sister doesn’t feel well and I feel guilty going to the rink myself. Haha! But I’m going to run later instead and then do some stretching. Heaven knows I need to stretch after months of hiatus. I feel so stiff ugh! Anyway if you read all that, thanks. I’ll be back on to posting and reblogging and stuff! :”)
When kids point out things you’re really self conscious about
reminds me of that one skater kid….
Yoga for back flexibility !
From beginner poses to more advanced ones.
- Cobra pose - upward facing dog
- Cat cow pose - I don’t know the name of the second pose
- Camel pose and its variation
- Bridge pose and wild thing
- Backbend and wheel pose
- Bow pose and cobra variation
Okay so I had cheer classes for my pe. At the end of the sem, I was one of the few who could do front splits. I pulled my right leg muscles while stretching a few weeks ago though so I don’t know if I still got them… Anyway, but I was also one of the few who could NOT do a full bridge! I was kind of embarrassed. But I’m gonna try fixing that starting with these stretches! I know it’s a long shot but I want to have my biellmann someday. :)