This one is very dangerous. Use a spot. This will fail directly onto the neck of the flyer and could result in paralysis if you do not take this pose seriously. Be warned. This is a neck balance. The flyer is being held and is lifting directly off of the C7. My hands are cupped and together like I am holding a liberty. This neck balance, a modified pindasana, comes from Ashtanga and is dope as can be. It's a glorious pose to balance. Use a spot. Work this out very carefully. #deepmonkeystyle #ashtanga #play #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogateacher #acro #acroyoga #westsideacro #fitness #fitfam #fit #strength #socalyogis #strengthproject #trust #balance #beastmode #pindasana
This is an inverted pindasana. Leah Irwin is our spot while Emily Reuman and I do the lifting and holding. This pose is extremely difficult and quite dangerous but the inverted pindasana is a pretty amazing piece of work.
Notes: This pose is more appropriately called an “inverted modified garbha pindasana.” This is part of a series of poses which compel me greatly: bound poses. A bound pose is when the flyer holds themselves in such a way that they are binding their body in position. The most commonly known AcroYoga pose which fits this criteria is the hangle dangle pose. While most practitioners don’t explore much in the way of bound poses I am completely fascinated by them and am always working to increase my understanding and facility with these kinds of poses. They can be thrilling to base and fly.