Aerial Silks For Beginners

Now that I am heading into my fifth month of my pregnancy inverting in the air is a whole lot harder! Your muscles split apart and core loses its strength. So I thought I would put together some moves on the aerial silks for beginners.

Much like when you are starting out on the aerial silks it take some time to build up the muscle memory and strength to invert in the air. Here are ten pretty aerial silks moves that you can achieve when you cant straddle invert in the air.

Standing Gazelle On Silks

How To:

  • With both feet on the floor.
  • Bend the knee and gently raise the foot off the floor.
  • The silk should be on the inner leg.
  • Flex the foot and slightly turn it out.
  • Rotate your foot in an anti clockwise motion around the two silks.
  • Hold the silk with your hand at the knee.
  • Draw the fabric back until it reaches your hip.
  • Release the slack and place your foot into the loop.
  • Standing up on the foot lock.
  • Bring the hands up high and grip the silks.
  • Lean forward and bend the free leg.

Aerial Silks Lay Back

How To:

  • From an egg knot.
  • Simply sit on it like you would a swing seat.
  • Hold the poles firmly with your hands.
  • Lay back.

Single Foot Lock On Silks

How To:

  • With both feet on the floor.
  • Bend the knee and gently raise the foot off the floor.
  • The silk should be on the inner leg.
  • Flex the foot and slightly turn it out.
  • Rotate your foot in an anti clockwise motion around the single silk.(Not both)
  • Hold the silk with your hand at the knee.
  • Draw the fabric back until it reaches your hip.
  • Release the slack and place your foot into the loop.

Double Wrist Lock

How To:

  • Standing in between the poles/silks.
  • Take both hands out wide so that they make a T with your body.
  • Bend the elbows back into your chest.
  • Draw a circle with your hands.
  • The rotation on the circle is both hands start moving towards the center of the body, work to the outside.
  • Right-hand goes anti-clockwise.
  • Left goes clockwise.
  • Grab the top of the silks.
https://youtu.be/FPQ-n0roWCQ

Single Foot Lock Knee Hang

How To:

  • From a single foot lock.
  • Stand on your footlock.
  • Reach high on the silk.
  • Gently lean back.
  • Bring the leg up and over so that the fabric is behind the knee.

Iron Cross

How To:

  • Climb the silk so that you are off the ground.
  • You don’t need to be too far from the floor.
  • When you get to your desired height wrap your leg in a classic climb and stand.
  • Separate the poles.
  • Bring your shoulders through the silks.
  • Reach under and grab the silks.
  • (There should be one wrap around the form arms.
  • Take your arms out to the side.

Splits

How To:

  • Climb the silk so that you are off the ground.
  • You don’t need to be too far from the floor.
  • Wrap your front leg into a single foot lock.
  • Wrap your back leg in a single foot lock.
  • Holding onto the front pole gently descend into your splits.
  • To make it a little more fancy.
  • Hold the front poles with both hands.
  • Wrap the body around the silk by moving backward.
  • Repeat three times.
  • You should have a beautiful split on a diagonal plane.

Inverted Gazelle or Split

From a single foot lock:

  • With your same hand as the foot lock. (Right Foot)
  • Take a hold of the silk. (Right Hand)
  • Ensure that the free silk is sitting under the armpit of the same side. (Right Armpit)
  • Let the free silk fall from the armpit to your back.
  • Grab the silk with your free hand nice and taught right next to the left waist.
  • Throw the left silk around your body.
  • Holding the left silk lean backwards.
  • Cinch the silk towards your crutch so that it tightens into the wrap around the groin.
  • Bring the left leg up into a gazelle position across the poles.
  • You can do this on the single pole or both poles depending on where you are going to next.

Single Wrist Lock

How To:

  • From a single figure 8 foot lock.
  • Wrap the wrist in a wrist lock. (Instructions earlier in the post)
  • Grip firmly with the supporting arm.
  • Kick the foot lock off by flexing the foot and drawing the heel down.
  • Grab the remaining rope and hold it beside you.
  • Tadahh now you can do Flag.

Tee

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoYVcICgMfI/

How To:

  • Climb so that you are at least a foot off the floor.
  • Split the silks and dead hang.
  • Wrap your right leg into a single foot lock.
  • Holding onto the poles with the right hand, bring the left pole underneath the arm pit.
  • Hold onto the loose pole with your right arm.
  • Wrap the left arm in the silk.
  • Tadaaa!

Tee is a preparation pose for music box. The video below is of music box although you see the tee before the turns.

Cocoon

How To:

  • From a standing foot lock.
  • Place your weight into the front pole to help you gain some stability.
  • Find the edges of your silk behind you.
  • Spread the fabric out wide.
  • Gently begin to lean back.
  • Bend the knees until you can take a seat on the silk right near your heels.
  • Hang out here its a great chill and rest pose!

I hope you enjoyed the post of 10 Aerial silks poses for beginners! How many moves were you able to do? If you want to keep up the progress check out my post on 15 New Moves For Beginners On Silks.

Make sure you check out our latest #NewYearNewMoves challenge to grow your aerial practice.

Keep flying,

Jadore Vanessa

Vanessa Barthelmes.

Aerial silks for beginners

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