Folded Leaf

Folded Leaf

Description

This is a fundamental posture of therapeutic flying. We can do a lot of body work from this position and a lot of a=our therapeutic flyer can start from this position.
Disciplines
Acro

Series containing this video

14 videos
series

Acro Therapeutics

Acro Therapeutics is a practice using acrobatic basing to invert, stetch and traction a flyer. This series takes you through the foundational postures of acro therapeutics as well as some of our favorite variations and transitions. We've also some non-flying bodywork sequences for some grounded therapeutics.

Sean Langhaus
$39.00

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Acro Washing Machines Series

A washing machine is series of acro poses strung together that start and end in the same place. In this series Sean and Emily teach 6 foundational washing machines that are common in many acro communities. There are an endless number of washing out there. These are a great place to start to fine tune your acro partnerships and have some fun expanding your acro practice.

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Tricky Acro Balances and Inversions

This series contains some fun and challenging balances for both base and flyer. These shapes can be made possible with patience and persistence. Of course, it does help for many of these poses if the flyer has some experience in how to invert themself, and the base can hold the flyer on one leg.

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Handstands

All things handstands.

Sean Langhaus
$12.00
Post-reqs

Videos covering post-requisites to skills in this video:
Folded Leaf

2:26
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Star to Extended Hand to Hand V1

In this video explore the movement of base pressing flyer from star directly to extended hand to hand. This variation asks our partnership to find a strong hand to hand shape while still connected via star and understanding the pathway the flyer must travel to reach our finished H2H position. We share our thoughts and tricks on maintaining a strong connection and timing of transferring the weight.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
4:38
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Star to Hand to Hand

Entering in from star is one of the most common entrances to L-basing hand to hand. This entrance has the advantage of the flyer getting to start in a nearly finished handstand shape while the base can lower them down into the hand to hand. It asks for a strong understanding of the flyers handstand shape and a steadiness of the hand connection as the base lowers the flyer into position. In this video we give our breakdown of the key points and micro progressions to make this skill smooth and predictable.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
2:20
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Star to Extended H2H Variation 2

In this variation we start in a modified star/biceps stand position that allows the base to more easily get their arms to a straight stacked position. Flyers often enjoy this entrance as it gives them a different levels of control by allowing them to push themselves up into their handstand.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
3:39

Star

Star is one of our favorite beginner poses, a shoulder stand on the base's feet, so much of our acro practice revolves around being stable in star and comfortable transitions in and out. This is definitely a pose you'll want to put some time into!

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
1:33
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Terminology

In this video we demonstrate and describe the different types of whips. Whips are an Acro skill in which the flyer swings on the bases feet from one position to another. Enjoy this overview, and further videos will dissect the specifics of the skill.

Sean Langhaus
Free
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
1:50
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Body positions for whips

In this second video of our series on whips, we review the essential body positions for both base and flyer separately so you have better success together!

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
1:47

Building Tempo

Once you've learned the basic body positions, base and flyer should calibrate the tempo demonstrated in this tutorial, so both partners perform the skill with the same timing.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
3:41

Front Swing

In this video we walk through how to safely work towards a full front swing. We move from performing the skill with little to no momentum to eventually doing to full skill with tempo.

Sean Langhaus
$10.00
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
4:53

Backwards Swing

This video details what is involved with the backwards swing, formerly known as the "forbidden whip". With our progressions it is safely self-spottable. Enjoy!

Sean Langhaus
$10.00
Folded Leaf → Backwards Swing
3:30
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Crochet Hook

In the last video of our starter whips series, we're going over crochet hook, a tricky way of linking sidestar to a whip.

Sean Langhaus
$10.00
Folded Leaf → Backwards Swing
3:54
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Spotting for Whips

In this video we discuss our perspective on how to safely approach a whips practice, we review common pitfalls in whips and how we can avoid them in the first place as well as when to apply spotting.

Sean Langhaus
Free
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
2:54
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Star to Straddle Bat

This transition is a great exercise for bases to learn how to assist their flyer in getting up onto a higher level. We discuss the concept of maintaining "positive pressure" to enable the flyers weight shift. This transition also sets up the foundation to eventually pop between these poses.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
4:16
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Star Entries to Hand to Hand

Entering from Star is a useful skill for those wanting to train washing machines, pops, and Icarian Games. This video contains information for the base, flyer, and spotter that will enhance your knowledge and skill set. Hand to Hand Essentials Course Video 3

Aaron
$20.00
Folded Leaf → Star
2:59
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Back Bird to Star

This transition gives us a new approach to enter into our star position and also serves as a transition that can be used in lots of different flows and washing machines. In this video we breakdown how to coordinate our bases level change and flyer shape change and movement to make this transition smooth and consistent.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
3:50
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Star to Bird - High Barrel Roll- Corkscrew

In this video we review the transition of front plank to star and back which when pieced together create a super fun washing machine that twists and inverts. In this video we breakdown each transition and review the mechanics and connections that allow us to move with control and confidence.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
3:26
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Star to Straddle Bat Connected Pop

This pop is really exciting when we begin working it as it is one of the first inverted pops we can attempt and asks for a good deal of trust in our partnership. In this video we go over the nuances of how to generate power and transfer force as well as the concept of "positive pressure". and how we can utilize the idea to help maintain connectedness as we transition from shape to shape.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Star
2:03

Walnut

Walnut is a therapeutic L-basing acro position that you can enter into from the folded leaf position. The giver has the opportunity to work on the spinal extensors, the muscles that run along the side of the spinal column, of the receiver/flyer.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Walnut
2:13

Hippie Twist

This is a great way to help the flyer find a deep spinal twist. We will offer different levels of twist so that you are equipped with how to deepen or lessen the sensation of this twist.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Hippie Twist
2:16

Prasarita Twist

Learn to transition from folded leaf to straddle bat. We will also show spotting for this video.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Prasarita Twist
3:01

Turn Table Transition

This therapeutic transition offers a little more of a strength challenge for the base than the prasarita twist. This transition can be done in both directions.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Turn Table