Bicycle Pusher - An AcroYoga Washing Machine by Chris Filkins

Bicycle Pusher – A Washing Machine by Chris Filkins

Bicycle Pusher

This lovely piece of work, Bicycle Pusher, I developed back in 2015 based on some bicycle seat work I began developing in 2013. I’m a big fan of these bicycle seat poses. A bicycle seat is a simple name for a mono foot support to the butt crack of a flyer. The heal ends up in the area of the flyers taint and the ball of the foot extends up under and above the tail bone. If loaded symmetrically its a very comfortable, although slightly awkward feeling (especially if you do not feel comfortable being so “intimate” with each other).

This machine Bicycle Pusher is a simple transition which repeats from bicycle seat to an inside star over and over. So easeful and fun. Of course it’s also very challenging to actually make it as smooth as Kelly and I make it appear here.

Partner : Kelly Thayer

My lovely training partner Kelly Thayer does a fine job of flying this piece with grace and ease. Always fun to work with her. She’s one of the finest needle and f2h people in the country IMHO. As of right now I don’t have a lot of content with her on this site but stay tuned as I will be introducing more soon.

Why Washing Machines

I create AcroYoga washing machines regularly as part of my practice. There was a point in my practice in years past when I thought this type of writing was extremely desirable but over time I have become less and less interested in this type of work. The race to name every single movement has spoiled me on the process. But nevertheless unique transitions which are smooth and methodical can be really gratifying. I highly suggest anyone getting into the practice to focus on learning many machines and do them over and over again until they become second nature and comfortable. It will do wonders for your practice.

Further opportunities to train with Chris Filkins…

july, 2017

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