Inversions (26 min)
1. Cue the pelvis
How would you cue the pelvis while asking people to explore overhead range of motion?
2. Wall handstands
Note the differences between a wall walk-up and the popular L-stand approach, where the hips remain at 90 degree flexion with feet on the wall. Why might the wall walk-up/wall walk-in be more effective?
3. Headstand more challenging than handstand?
Explain why headstand can actually be more challenging for the upper body than handstand.
4. Culminating assessment
Looking at one of the peak poses from this module (backbend, arm balance or inversion), identify the component parts in order to better understand what the pose demands.
Think through the progressions you'd use to practice and teach these components, starting from foundational basics. What actions can be used to reinforce these movement prerequisites? What other postures would complement this process to create a fluid sequence? Use the space below to list your sequence, sharing the order of progressions that would eventually bring you to the peak pose you're working with.