21 Sep Arm Positions
BRAS BAS is also called “preparatory position”. The arms are held down in front of the body, in the shape of an oval. The hands are in front of the hips. Imagine that you have a large balloon in your arms and feel the resistance. The fingers almost touch about 5 cm from each other.
FIRST POSITION Imagine that you have a large balloon in your arms and feel the resistance. Hold the balloon straight in front of you. The arms are bent in the shape of an oval, with the hands at the level of the navel. The fingers just don’t touch. Support your elbows, keep them supported.
SECOND POSITION Open your arms out to the side from the first position. The shoulders are down, the elbows up, handpalms turned forward.
Imagine if a drop of water falls on your shoulder, it rolls down your arm and drips from your finger. The line of the arms must run smoothly.
THIRD POSITION Both arms are lifted over the head, slightly forward. They form an oval. Keep your shoulders down.