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Supported Flying Splits

Intermediate III
In this invigorating vinyasa flow practice, Andrea guides you to refine the elements you need to take flight in the flying splits, also known as eka pada koundinyasana II. Build strong foundations in the hands, wrist, and core, expand flexibility in your inner thighs, stabilize your shoulders and make use of props to access this powerful hand balance.
Equipment:
  • Block
  • Bolster
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hollysansone
hollysansone
November 14, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
3
Comment:

I often enjoy Andrea's classes, but I felt that there was not enough movement before some deep opening in the ITB and hammies. Because of the pace of the class, any warmth generated was lost so that I felt continually too cold to do the postures throughout most the class! He instructions are excellent so I'm not pretending to know how to balance the instruction with more consistent movement but I will likely not be doing this one again. ....except in the middle of summer would be a good compromise 😆👍

Foxy Roxi
Foxy Roxi
October 22, 2021
Comment:

Thank you so much for this class. Practicing the flying splits supported allowed me to feel what my body could feel like and look like in this pose.
Namaste.

SherryBee
SherryBee
February 11, 2021
Comment:

Incredible practice! First practice with Andrea. Love you Andrea! (And all the instructors dywm too!). It was incredible to feel how flying lizard may feel if I could actually do it! LOL! I feel as though, if I work at it, my shoulder may actually go somewhere near, under my knee! Thank you Andrea for a wonderful and clearly instructed practice. Hopefully we will be able to have more of your practices available to us soon! Namaste.

Rpayne21B
Rpayne21B
January 30, 2021
Comment:

That was incredible. I've practiced for years and still find arm balances mostly out of my reach. The use of blocks was amazing. The supported low push up was also novel. I actually didn't hate it, just the opposite. In addition to feeling great, I can see how it's also a great strengthener. Kudos!

Leahjoojoo
Leahjoojoo
January 8, 2021
Comment:

Absolutely loved this class and I've now got that wonderful post-class achey feeling where I know I've worked hard!

This was the closest I've ever come to getting my shoulder under my knee, and I think my compass pose was almost recognisable :-)

I also did manage to get both feet off the floor (on one side) during supported flying splits, for a split second, albeit a bit wonky!

Brilliant guidance and prepping for these poses. Even though Andrea was doing some crazy advanced poses (in my eyes) I always felt included in the class and able to give it a go with the guidance and cueing given.

More classes from Andrea please! Thank you Andrea xx

Kalay
Kalay
November 11, 2020
Comment:

I love this class and Andrea creative sequences. Please give us more of Andrea's classes.!!

scorpio
scorpio
October 22, 2020
Comment:

also loved this class, was a workshop but moved along and really was able to get into positions and focus on legs, creative changes to standard and regular poses.

PsychedeliaWolf
PsychedeliaWolf
October 12, 2020
Comment:

I absolutely loved this class! It was so exciting to be able to get into supported flying splits! I have been doing Andrea's classes that focus on compass pose and Hanuman and this was perfect after doing those. I I really enjoy the classes that build up to a pose. I also loved the chaturanga push ups! Love to see more classes from Andrea! Great presence and flow. Thanks!! :)

Capuchinmac
Capuchinmac
July 20, 2020
Comment:

I think the flow is not enough to stretch and prepare yoyr body to the final pose. Even some normal sun salutations would help.my legs overall needed more work even when i know i can do the final pose. There is a lot of time lost duting the practice that coukd have been used for more preparation.

nadonado
nadonado
July 16, 2020
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Thank you for the creative use of the blocks under the thigh to attempt that difficult move. I think with practice I can complete the move one day.

MysteryLady
MysteryLady
July 15, 2020
Comment:

I find that my hamstrings and hips are too tight to allow me to get into poses where my leg is up over my shoulder or my shoulder under my knee and thus I can’t get into the pose properly and there appears to be either full expression of the pose or not at all, Andrea doesn’t explain if there are other versions of the pose.
Andrea is a great teacher and I would love to see a more general class of hers and not one that is focused on getting to a peak pose. I find that classes that work towards a peak pose consist of lots of poses that are similar to the peak pose and build on one another but I can’t get into these poses either.

Kleccese
Kleccese
July 7, 2020
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Thanks! You brought me to the pose successfully. Thanks for helping me through quarantine.

LEIGH A TRIFARI
LEIGH A TRIFARI
July 3, 2020
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My first attempt doing this class--I feel like I'm a pretty solid "Intermediate II" level student and this class was waaaay more advanced . I think it should be more like an "Advanced I". It's all good--something to work towards. Loved the Chataranga Pushups--next time, I may just go strapless, Andrea (-:
Definitely a fun and challenging way to start the morning. And I now have something to work towards!

loriinman
loriinman
June 26, 2020
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Love love love. I will never be able to do the entire pose, but it's so lovely to push my boundaries. Thanks, Andrea!

sng4ever
sng4ever
June 24, 2020
Comment:

Andrea is a great teacher and this is a wonderful "tutorial" type practice. The modifications and steps to the peak pose are done well and you will be warmed up for the peak pose when you go to do it. This is a practice you can refer back to and see how you progress as you build strength and stamina.

One small issue, for me, was corpse. You are in final resting pose when Andrea leaves. I prefer "closure" with the teacher. Totally personal preference. :)

Jill Potratz
Jill Potratz
June 24, 2020
Comment:

So great! Thank you. I was tempted to quit after those push ups, but I am so glad I continued. Loved the compass and camel...and the relaxation at the end. I feel great!

Usch
Usch
June 23, 2020
Comment:

Andrea, thanks so much for this great class. Step by step you guided me to flying splits. And with your support I did it. I feel so empowered.