Friday, April 20, 2018

Air time in Lolasana & Eka Hasta Bhujasana

My most difficult pose on the Junior 1 syllabus is Lolasana, or pendant pose.  I just. can't. get. my. legs. off. the. floor.  Almost all the other arm balances, even ones that are considered quite difficult like urdhva kukkutasana I've had better luck with.  I have felt some air time in urdhva kukkutasana.  No such luck in Lolasana.

There are methods.  Two chairs works.  Parallel bars on playgrounds.  A couple blocks and a strap.  Doing the pose on the back.  I'm sure if I had enough helium balloons, I'd get up.  I'm happy to share these with the Internets if you would like, just send me a line.  But I never felt the floating until now.

In the video below, I place my bottom foot in a wall strap, and place my hands fairly close to the wall.  I press down on the strap, and voila!  air time.

For those not into video watching,  here are some pictures:

While I was at it, I played around with Eka Hasta Bhujasana.  While not nearly as difficult for me as Lolasana, still has it's challenges.

Again, I push down on the strap to lift myself up.

I know that the action in the pose should not be pressing down with the feet; but it is sure nice to get some air time.

We all need help from time to time:


  1. Hi Mary,
    I too struggled with EHB. I would love to send you a photo of a set-up that really helped me. How can I send you a photo? I still struggle with Lolasana (though I passed my J1 and even had to teach it. I look forward to trying your rope assist tomorrow. Thanks for your posts!

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