Aerial Yoga: Week 8
Our final aerial class was full of accomplishments and I’m truly proud of what I’ve achieved. I’ve struggled with the cross, half-cross and the mid-air foot lock the past two weeks and this time I had the strength and energy to do do them all. We all were pretty bad ass today – Ria flipped herself into the locust and I saw Mandy slide into dirty dreadlock splits. It’s pretty impressive since just 8 weeks ago we could barely climb the fabric or or clamor onto the trapeze.
I can’t remember that this trick is called, but look at that foot lock on the bottom – perfect!
Half-cross = totally terrifying! This trick takes balls more that anything. I know my grip and arm strength will hold me up, but it’s so scary to take my feet off the bar. I couldn’t do it last week, but this week I was determined.
And the full iron cross – even more terrifying because you’re not hanging from anything. I just started yelling once my feet were off the bar and Ria made me do it again so she could take a picture.
I never expect to enjoy this class as must as I did. I’ve never been athletic or one to practice a lot. But this has been such a fantastic challenge that I work every week, stretching and building arm strength, so when I get to class on Sunday I can climb a little higher and stretch a little further. It’s been thrilling and surprising the crazy things my mind and body are doing because it takes as much balls and it does strength.
My pull up bar is going to a lot of use for the next two weeks and then it’s back to the Fly House for another eight sessions!03.08.10 in aerial yoga