Four Step

Four Step

Description

Four Step offers a different kind of challenge than our other washing machines in this series. This flow utilizes a hand to hand connection  through out and moves in a continuous backwards tumbling plane. As the name implies the machine is made up of four distinct steps which when worked out individually piece together into this continuous flow. In this video we show you how to put all together.
0:00
Video
Tags

Series containing this video

9 videos
series

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.

Sean Langhaus
$36.00

More from this instructor

5 videos
series

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.

Sean Langhaus
$20.00
3 videos
series

Handstands

All things handstands.

Sean Langhaus
$12.00
16 videos
series

Intro to Hand to Hand

Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.

Sean Langhaus
$60.00
Pre-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Four Step

2:26
-

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
Star → Four Step
4:38
-

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
Star → Four Step
2:20
-

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
Star → Four Step
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
Star → Four Step
6:04

Acroyoga Whale Pose

This one is most people's first insta-acro pose go to! It's simple, elegant, and easy. Don't be fooled though, it can be dangerous. In this video I explain how things can go wrong and what to do to avoid that happening.

Joseph Gray
$5.00
Whale → Four Step
4:52

L-Sit

L-Sit is a great place to feel the flyers full body weight through our hand to hand grip. In this video we discuss different ways to test and strengthen your hand to hand connection with a variety of calibrations and movements for bases and flyers.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Acro L-Sit → Four Step
3:19
-

Whale to Throne

In this video we review how to transition from high flying whale to to throne . This is one of the first transitions we teach our acro students as it teaches lots of useful concepts such as how flyers transfer weight, bases learn how to use level changes to enable the flyer to move with ease and how to spot the skill when beginning to work with it.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Four Step
2:54
-

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
Star → Four Step
2:08
-

Side Star to Whale

This transition connects two of our foundational poses but can offer quite a challenge if you haven't taken the time to understand the variables at play. In this video we discuss the calibrations to help prepare for the transition, different ways the base can help slow the flyers movement as well as tips for how the flyer can control their transition into whale as the base finds their new foot placement.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Four Step
4:16
-

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
Star → Four Step
2:59
-

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
Star → Four Step
3:50
-

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
Star → Four Step
3:26
-

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
Star → Four Step
2:22
-

Whale to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

Once you have practiced your whale to throne pop and throne to foot hand this pop will seem like the next obvious step. This video introduces the concept of "tempo popping" and offers ideas on how to blend multiple pops into a larger pop that travels further.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Four Step
3:00
-

Whale to Throne Connected Pop

Whale to Throne is on of the first pops we teach that involves a flyer shape change. This pop is a great way for a partnership to develop their timing and start to work into pops in a progressive way. We review the steps necessary to get the flyer in the air and the spotting and base responsibilities to keep everything safe and predictable.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Four Step
2:37

Whale

This is a backhanding therapeutic posture that can offer the flyer access to deep spinal extension, and we will also see this show up in our acrobatics practice of acro yoga.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Four Step