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Little Leaders/Tall Followers

There are more men wanting to follow, these days, and more women leading, so it seems timely to highlight that tall or heavy followers have a lot of leverage over small leaders, leading to smaller leaders experiencing headaches and painful necks and shoulders.

The follower needs to have excellent technique so as to be as light as possible but still with a positive connection. The slumping, slouching and heaviness associated with poor technique, in combination with the taller followers' leverage, will only lead to 'morning after' problems and probable visits to their favorite osteopath.

So, if you're a taller man or woman and would like to try following one of the Leading Ladies then you need to be aware of this, and do your best to be a light follower by at least trying to reach through the ceiling with the back of your head. For more detailed help on technique then ask a teacher, and if they can't talk about technique then perhaps find a better teacher.

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