Candlestick Pose (Beginner Inversion)

Candlestick Pose (Beginner Inversion)

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Candlestick is the most basic in a series of shoulderstand-type inversions in acro, so it's a great place to start if you're working on these progressions. It's also a great way to practice inversions, leg position, and handstand alignment for the flyer in a relatively controlled environment. It's a good way for the base to get used to feeling a flyer's weight entirely on their hands as well.

Please use a spot if possible since we're going upside down!

Skill demonstration 1:35
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