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  • Scorpio help!

    Posted by MiszPheonix on February 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I have been trying to get the scorpio FOREVER & it’s just not working! I have been using the Art of Pole Dvds and Jamilla calls it a gemini, but i call it a scorpio. whatever. not important.
    ANYWAY; whenever i invert into a V and then go into the scorpio my hips don’t press on the pole in the right area so i can’t grip with my armpit and then i can’t let go!
    Is there a special trick to this i’m not understanding?
    HELLLPPP!!! it’s gonna drive me crazy.

    MiszPheonix replied 14 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Veena

    February 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Do you have a pic or vid of you trying to perform this move?? Geminis and Scorpios can be tricky….sometimes its the position that needs adjustment, sometimes you need more flexibility in your hips. In my online lessons I teach where your "point of contact" should be on the pole…it should be your Armpit, side of torso, inner thigh, outside of lower leg. Remember to press into the pole with these points of contact, do only rely on your skin only. This is not my favorite method but, some find it easier to gemini first then while still holding the pole with your hand, switch to scorpio, if your going to try that technique be sure your gemini is strong and your holding on tight with your hands while you switch.

  • MiszPheonix

    February 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks a bunch Veena! I didn’t try it with the armpit grip, which is probably why it isnt working. lol its just akward on the side of my torso i guess. & i know it’s not hip flexiblity because im super flexible there. I will have to post a video later on.

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