In the 'commitment to the turn' thread there was some discussion about the relationship between actions of the feet and legs and the relative position of the upper body and how these two things interact with each other. I would like to follow up on this a little.
First the chicken and egg question. Do you have a bias toward teaching one or the other? Do you feel that only if the body is in front of the feet will the actions of the feet and legs be effective in moving us where we want to go? Sort of a move the body and the feet/legs/skis will follow approach. Or, do you feel that if you train students to effectively use the feet and legs the relative position of the upper body will fall into place? If your answer is "It depends on the student' then what clues are you looking for when you watch the student ski to decide which path you want to take? With a first time student due you tend to focus on one or the other?
Do you feel that one or the other of these approaches is more effective and why?
I'll save my thoughts on this until the thread gets going. I'll also have more questions as it goes along.