Looking to build on your transitions? This is the Lyra sequence for you. The poses are for a beginner and a couple of advanced beginner or intermediate poses. Let’s get started.
To complete the sequence you will need to know how to perform the following poses:
- Arabesque or Peter Pan
- Walking Man known also as Running Man
- Dove or Birdie for a less flexible chest
- Horse crosses
Beginner Lyra Sequence II
Straddle mount the Lyra so that you come into a seated position. Remove one leg so that it is behind you.
A more advanced version you can try is a vine mount climb. That will set you up for horse. I’m not sure why I didn’t record that version. Pretty sure it was the end of class and I just forgot. :S
From horse take an under grip, stag your front leading leg and lean on the meat of the back leg. You will need to add a rotation so that you are facing to the side of the Lyra and not dead on.
Grab the opposite side of the Lyra to your back leg. As you rotate backwards bring your front leg to meet the front of the bar and ensure that you wrap your ankle to the opposite side of the bar and flex your feet. If they are conditioned then let go.
Reach up high on your front shin. Keeping the back leg straight remove the front leg and roll towards the direction of your back leg. This brings you into a crescent moon. Transition into a single leg horse. Kitty cat (or cross) your open leg over the mounting leg. Flip your grip and roll onto the front of the quadricep. This lands you in bird or dove. Above I am in dove and you can see that I do not have a back bend. To make it pretty take your arms wider and move into birdie. It’s amazing how hindsight is 20:20.
Come back to a seated position and then add another sequence!
What did you think? Did you try it? I love the entrance of peter pan to running man.
Until next time,