Hello Aerial Yogis! ~ This intermediate Aerial Yoga tutorial covers wrist wrap, wrist lock, knee ups, and aerial egg inversions. Subscribe to this channel for more aerial yoga tutorials, and visit upliftactive.comfor even more awesome Aerial Yoga content.
These poses are aerial fundamentals help strengthen the arms, shoulders, and abs!
In this video, you'll learn how to do a Wrist Wrap, a Wrist Block, and an Egg Inversion. These are all great moves to help strengthen your upper body and your shoulder mobility.
To start off, do the basic Wrist Wrap. You want to stand facing your fabric and then reach around with both hands around the outside of the fabric like you're giving it a hug. Reach around one more time so you'll have one loop of fabric around your wrists. This is a great position from which you can do a lot of conditioning. You can do pull-ups and overall just improve your grip strength.
Practice pulling yourself up. If you can pull with your upper body strength do that and practice just holding yourself in the air. If you're a beginner and you can't do this yet, practice just jumping and pulling with your arms to strengthen it and to get used to that movement. If you want to take things up a level you can practice doing some knee ups and some ab exercises from this position as well.
It's very similar to the wrist strap except for you have an extra loop of fabric around your wrists. To do this, reach around your fabric the same way as a wrist wrap but reach around one more time so that you have two loops of fabric around your wrists. This feels a whole lot more secure and a whole lot tighter than the wrist wrap.
This is easier for beginners to do a lot of moves from. But you also want to be careful that it's not too tight around your wrists. You can practice pulling yourself up from this trap as well.
You can do this out of a basic Wrist Wrap but if you're a beginner it is recommended to start out of a Wrist Lock as it'll be easier for you to hold yourself up. Simply use the force of your jump to pull yourself into an inverted position.
If you're a beginner, you might want to start with your dominant leg behind you so you can kick off and use that force to pull yourself upside down. Bring your legs up to your chest so that you're in an egg position. If you feel like you're sliding, make sure you're using a wrist lock instead of a wrist strap. If you want to strengthen your grip you can use a wrist wrap like to keep yourself from sliding down.
Keep practicing and keep getting stronger!