The base will begin on his back,with the flyer standing over him, her feet near the base’s hips, facing his head. The base will slowly place his feet onto his parnter’s back. The flyer will slowly lean into his feet while the base adjusts them to her shoulder blades. As the flyer leans more into the base, he will grab her ankles and slowly extend his feet and arms, putting her into a high flying whale position.
8. Camel Pose.
Starting from the High Flying Whale pose, the base will gently invite the flyer to bend one leg at a time. As the flyer slowly bends her legs, she will be arching her back and placing the heel of her foot on the shins of the base. For extra support, the base should have his hands on her knees.
9. Back Bird.
The base begin lying on his back with his heels lifted over his hips. The flyer will then stand with the base’s heels almost touching her glutes. The flyer will reach her arms behind her and take hold of the base’s ankles. As she does this, the base will place his heels in the middle of the flyer’s glutes, his toes reaching up towards her waistline. He will bend his knees as little as possible to receive the flyer, keeping his arms straight as he receives his partner’s weight.
The flyer will lean back to connect her shoulder blades to the base’s hands. The base should elongate his legs as the flyer connects her shoulders to her partner’s hands. As the flyer is lifted by the base, she will draw one foot to touch his knees and extend her arms toward the base’s legs. Take one to three breath cycles here and then slowly switch legs. Ask for a less intense backend if desired.
10. Boat Pose.
Start in Back Bird. The flyer should slowly rise up, using the abdominal muscles and legs to create a v shape. Breathe for seven breath cycles.
11. Reverse Star in Scorpion.
Start with the base on his back. He should have his legs standing straight with his feet lifted toward the sky. The flyer will stand in front of his legs and slowly lean her shoulders towards his feet. While leaning into her partner, the flyer will extend her feet towards her legs, creating curvature in the abdomen while the base holds the flyer’s arms against his calves.
12. Hangle Dangle
The base should start on his back with one leg straightened toward the sky. The flyer should stand on the side opposite the base’s leg that is in the air, near his waist.
As the flyer leans toward the base’s body, she should slowly put one foot in the air, holding it with her opposite hand. The base will slowly nestle his foot in between the flyer’s handstand. He will slowly lean her sideways and put his hand on the side of her shoulder to support her. The flyer should have both legs pointing in opposite directions, diagonal with the free hand pointing straight up to the sky.
13. Firefly Pose on Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose.
The base should begin on his back. He will do an Inverted Staff pose with his head, forearms, and legs as the support for the flyer, who will place her hands on the base’s hip area to slowly lift herself and invert her legs forward.
14. Beach on Plank
With the base in a plank position, the flyer will stand on the side of the base, facing him. She will slowly lean up against the base’s body and lift herself up with the support of both of her arms lying across the body of the base. The flyer will then spread her legs out evenly to create a V shape.
15. Loop de loop
The base should begin on his stomach. The flyer should lie on her back on top of the base’s back with her head near his ankles and feet pointing toward his head. The base will slowly push the flyer’s legs upward while arching his back. The flyer should slowly arch her back and lift herself up as the base pushes all the way till his body is off the ground, creating a loop de loop shape.
16. Peacock Posture.
The base should begin this pose in a fetal position with his legs exposed and arms bent and his hands tucked under his chin. The flyer will stand behind the base, facing the same direction. She will slowly put her chest on the base’s back and hands on his things. The flyer will begin to lift her body up using her hands, with her head nestled into the base’s neck, creating a peacock shape in the air.
17. Backbend Yoga Pose.