How to do a Bird of Paradise Tutorial. This advanced pole move requires strength and flexibility. A significant degree of flexibility of the shoulder, specifically active flexibility is required to get the arm behind the pole to the proper position. Leg flexibility of the leg being grabbed needs a significant degree of of flexibility and the ability to actively engage the muscles of the leg to get it into the proper starting position. In this tutorial I’ll walk you thru not only the points of contact and basic mechanics of getting into the Bird of Paradise but also some tips and tricks to help you get closer to your Bird of Paradise dreams.
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Try this move out and please tag me in your endeavors with @elizabeth_bfit and #elizabethbfit. If you are having trouble with the move please post your videos and ask your questions and I will give pointers and tips as needed. If you have any questions about this tutorial please send them my way and I would love to answer them. If you have any requests for future tutorials please pass those along as well!
If your inverts and shoulder mounts are still in the making that’s ok! Download my Pole Conditioning ebook HERE to strengthen your inverts both on and off the pole and you’ll get there. Enjoy the journey of developing your pole repertoire, because it is an adventure every step of the way!
*Video filmed at SF Pole & Dance*