Spotting for Whips

Spotting for Whips

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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.
Disciplines
Acro
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8 videos
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All About Whips

In this series, Sean & Emily teach everything you need to get started in your whips practice. A whip is a dynamic L-basing skill where a flyer swings with momentum through positions. This series is designed for acro practitioners who feel very comfortable with static L-basing poses and transitions. In these lessons we explain terminology of whips, body positioning, progressions and self spotting to lead to safe, predictable and stunning whipping skills.

Sean Langhaus
$39.00

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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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Pre-reqs
Post-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Front Swing, Crochet Hook, Backwards Facing Back Whip, Backwards Swing

Back Bird

Sean Langhaus
Back Bird → Backwards Swing

Acroyoga front plank part three

Joseph Gray
-
Bird → Front Swing

Back Bird to Hand to Hand

Sean Langhaus
-
Back Bird → Backwards Swing

Acroyoga- Chair With Transitions!

Joseph Gray
-
Bird → Front Swing

Acroyoga Front Plank Part Four

Joseph Gray
-
Bird → Front Swing

Terminology

Sean Langhaus
-
Front Swing → Crochet Hook

Body positions for whips

Sean Langhaus
-
Front Swing → Crochet Hook

Bird Pose

Sean Langhaus
Bird → Front Swing

Ski Jumps (Prep for Bird Pose)

The AcroSmols
Bird → Front Swing

Basic Bird Pose

The AcroSmols
Bird → Front Swing

Bird pose - no hands!

The AcroSmols
Bird → Front Swing

Takeaways in bird

The AcroSmols
Bird → Front Swing

Crochet Hook

Sean Langhaus
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Side Star → Crochet Hook

Building Tempo

Sean Langhaus
Front Swing → Crochet Hook

Front Swing

Sean Langhaus
Front Swing → Crochet Hook

Side Star to Whale

Sean Langhaus
-
Bird → Front Swing

Side Star to Straddle Bat

Sean Langhaus
-
Side Star → Crochet Hook

Reverse Foot to Hand to Bird

Sean Langhaus
-
Bird → Front Swing

Back Bird to Star

Sean Langhaus
-
Back Bird → Backwards Swing

Star to Bird - High Barrel Roll- Corkscrew

Sean Langhaus
-
Bird → Front Swing

Front Plank Pops ( Hand Connected)

Sean Langhaus
Bird → Front Swing

Bird to Throne Connected Pop

Sean Langhaus
-
Bird → Front Swing

Side Star Cartwheel Pops

Sean Langhaus
-
Side Star → Crochet Hook

Whale to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

Sean Langhaus
-
Bird → Front Swing

Back Bird & Bow

Sean Langhaus
-
Back Bird → Backwards Swing

Folded Leaf

Sean Langhaus
Folded Leaf → Front Swing

Front Plank to Reverse Hand to Hand

Sean Langhaus
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Bird → Front Swing
3:56

Back Bird

Back bird is great variation to play with once you are feeling comfortable with front plank & bird. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Back Bird → Backwards Swing
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
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
4:07
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Back Bird to Hand to Hand

Loading in from a back bird is often one of the first load-ins to hand to hand to become accessible. It offers an ability for the flyer to move linearly into their handstand with a clear dismount in case it doesn't wind up perfectly stacked.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Back Bird → Backwards Swing
4:59
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Acroyoga- Chair With Transitions!

Welcome to your first lesson on transitions in poses! Here we will discover the complexities of listening to one another in order to facilitate movement. Key point - break things down to their simplest parts and practice in baby steps.

Joseph Gray
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
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

Joseph Gray
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
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
Front Swing → Crochet Hook
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
Front Swing → Crochet Hook
4:01

Bird Pose

Once you are feeling comfortable in your front plank position, bird is a great next pose to explore! In this video we explore entrances, exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting for bird pose.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
2:21

Ski Jumps (Prep for Bird Pose)

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

The AcroSmols
Free
Bird → Front Swing
3:39

Basic Bird Pose

Bird pose is one of the foundational moves of acro yoga. You may have done this one as a kid ("airplane"), but let us break down this move for you in precise acro style! 0:35 - Skill demonstration

The AcroSmols
Free
Bird → Front Swing
3:30

Bird pose - no hands!

Take your bird pose to the next level with a hands free entry and confidence in no-hands while flying! 0:48 - Skill demonstration

The AcroSmols
Free
Bird → Front Swing
2:23

Takeaways in bird

So you're comfy in bird - now your next step is to get comfy moving around and repositioning. Let us show you how! 0:24 - Skill demonstration

The AcroSmols
Free
Bird → Front 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
Side Star → Crochet Hook
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
Front Swing → Crochet Hook
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
Front Swing → Crochet Hook
2:08
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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
Bird → Front Swing
3:18
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Side Star to Straddle Bat

Sidestar to Straddle Bat to Sidestar is one of the most common transitions in L-basing acro commonly known as carthweels or tick tocks. This transition shows up in many washing machines and has lots variations progressions you can build off of it. In this video we review key points on how to control the level changes and speed as you learn the movement as well as spotting for common pitfalls.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Side Star → Crochet Hook
2:47
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Reverse Foot to Hand to Bird

This transition is a great way to exit for our foot to hand and the skills we learn in this version are transferrable to multiple heights, speeds, and movements. This transition also shows up in several common washing machines.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
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
Back Bird → Backwards Swing
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
Bird → Front Swing
4:47

Front Plank Pops ( Hand Connected)

This video explores popping our front plank position while staying connected in the hands. We discuss throwing mechanics and timing from the base and how to catch the flyer softly. We also discuss several levels at which you can practice this pop and how the flyer can add to the power of the throw.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
2:37
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Bird to Throne Connected Pop

Popping our front plank to throne is one of the first pops we teach as its a great place for flyers to learn how to change shape during a pop and for bases the get to learn the foundations of timing their pop and how to receive the catch softly. We also introduce a style of spotting that is versatile beyond just this pop.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing
2:52
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Side Star Cartwheel Pops

Cartwheel pops are easy to appreciate for anyone who sees them as the flyer does half of a flip through a handstand from one of the bases feet to the other. Once you are feeling comfortable with sidestar tick tocks you may choose to take to new height with this pop! This video reviews the pop timing, engagement and shape changes for flyers and of course how to spot this dynamic movement.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Side Star → Crochet Hook
2:22
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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
Bird → Front Swing
1:24
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Back Bird & Bow

This video offers a transition to backbend from the backboard position. This will focus more on a lower back bend and opening for the hip flexors.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Back Bird → Backwards Swing
1:46

Folded Leaf

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.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Folded Leaf → Front Swing
2:31
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Front Plank to Reverse Hand to Hand

Transitioning from Front Plank to Reverse Hand to Hand is a great entrance for those comfortable with L Basing transitions to start entering into the RH2H position.The flyer is able to fix their shape in handstand shape while the base can use arms and legs to transfer the the flyer into a handstand in way that can be very controlled.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Bird → Front Swing