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Anatomy for the Aerial Artist – Phoenix

Posted on February 28, 2019

The Hips Don’t Lie: Controlling the Core in Aerial Arts

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

When you’re suspended in the air, the only thing you can count on is your core. This class explores the point where all of our aerial movement begins, and helps you understand the biomechanics and sequence of your trunk muscles and hip joints. This class will help you build functional strength and flexibility, deepen your splits and straddles, invert with more ease and grace, and prevent common hip injuries and back pain.

Hanging Tough: Shoulder Health for the Aerial Artist

1:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Aerial artists spend a lot of time with our arms over our heads, which can lead to pain and injury. Our shoulders are the most mobile joint in our bodies and our greatest aerial tools, but also the part of the body that is most at risk among aerialists. This class focuses exclusively on the shoulder: the bio-mechanics of how it works and how to use it safely through its full range of motion. Learn the best techniques for hanging, smooth inversions, and levers, as well as the secrets of one-arm skills.

Invert THIS: The Aerial Art of Turning Upside Down

Bonus Class! Only available to those who are taking both aerial anatomy courses.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn how your core, hips, and shoulders work together to turn your body upside down. Figuring out which muscles are working, when, and why is the goal of this course. We will answer the questions like
When are my shoulders supposed to close?
How much should my spine round?
Why are inversions hard for me?!?
Once you understand how an inversion is supposed to work, we will discuss common mistakes and how to fix them to make everything from tuck-ups to straight-arm straddle-ups and even levers achievable.

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