How to flow into a basic inversion?

StrangeFox Paid Member
Hey guys, does anyone have any creative (beginner) tips on how to "flow" into a basic inversion?

There was a move I learned today where you're in cradle and you extend your outside leg and hook it onto the pole, then move into an inversion from there (we're still practicing extending a leg in cradle without over-loading the bottom arm and haven't yet pieced together the inversion part, but it looks pretty cool). I guess you could flow a pose or a back bend into an invert as well. Anything else anyone can think of? :)
Jul 6, 2017
I can't think of any beginner options other than from the floor stuff. The one you mentioned is pretty challenging too. Here's the lesson if you wanna work on it at home too. Split grip invert []
Jul 7, 2017
StrangeFox Paid Member
Ah yes... that's the one we were doing in class! Thanks Veena! I practiced at home and can pull myself into an inversion from that position but it isn't pretty or consistent so looks like I need a bit more strength and practice. I'll get it eventually. :)

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Jul 8, 2017
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When I am trying to flow into an invert I tend to either do it from a back spin, this is quite hard though, as it's basically an aerial invert. Or alternatively I will just sweep my outside leg around in a circle so I am moving backwards slightly, then invert. Hope this makes sense! I found it was easier to flow into my inverts when I was able to deadlift them =]
Jul 17, 2017
StrangeFox Paid Member
I'm not yet strong enough to deadlift, but those are excellent options to keep in mind for when I am. :) I like the sweeping backwards option a lot and will definitely give that a try. Thanks polekat!
Jul 17, 2017
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