Ski Jumps (Prep for Bird Pose)

Ski Jumps (Prep for Bird Pose)

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Ski jumps are a great prep for bird pose and/or a calibration and trust exercise when working with new partners! This move will teach you to "plank" with confidence, which is THE crucial skill for flyers going into bird pose (and many others).

1:15 - Skill demonstration
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Acro
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Bird
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Bird progressions

We will show you the ins and outs of bird pose, one of the foundational poses in acro yoga. This will include basics as well as some more challenging variations for stability and control!

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Post-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Bird

2:38

Acroyoga- First step!

Here it is- the very first step towards an incredible adventure in acrobatics! Learn what will be the ground level of thousands of skills. It may seem overly complicated for such a basic thing, but trust me, it's worth getting detailed now to save yourself frustration later!

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Acroyoga front plank part two

Step two! We'll add the exciting bit here- going into the air! Don't worry if there are some shaky base legs. That will work itself out in time. We're here to make progress, not perfection. Remember that everyone is doing the best that they can and to be patient. Base queues - 0:14 Prep for lift - 1:10 Elbow bend for Lift - 1:45 Safety queues - 3:14 Flyer queues - 3:55 Plank exit - 4:37 Homework - 5:00

Joseph Gray
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Front Plank → Bird
4:47
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Acroyoga front plank part three

You're doing GREAT! If you're here you've made some significant progress. I can't express enough just how important these steps are, as little as they seem. Here are the final tips and queues towards your front plank shape. You'll have some challenges to work through... remember that it might feel like a struggle sometimes, but with patience and hard work, you'll feel comfortable in no time. Hand release practice - :38 Hip release - 1:05 Queues for flyer/base - 1:28 Safety queues - 1:57 "Gas Pedal" - 2:14 Flyer specific queues - 2:55 Common mistakes - 3:23 Emergency down - 3:47 Hands free entry - 4:09

Joseph Gray
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Front Plank → Bird
4:26
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Acroyoga Front Plank Part Four

We're going to add some sugars and spices to our plank position now. It's time to cook up some preps towards transitions to different poses. We start by shifting weight to fewer points of contact and getting comfortable with single leg/arm holds. Intro - 0:10 Warm up / review tips - 0:30 Base queues - 0:47 Flyer queues - 1:05 Range of motion drills - 1:19 Hands free range of motion drills - 1:44 First transition demo - 2:50 Flyer cues - 3:07 Base cues - 3:25

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Front Plank

Front plank is one of the best places to start your acro practice. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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