Leg behind head arm balance pose

Leg behind head arm balance

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Leg behind head arm balance pose overview

Once comfortable with leg behind head a contortionist is able to start playing with different positions and transitions. In order to progress to the arm balance the back must be as flat as possible, relying mostly on the hip joint flexibility to complete the pose. This position is a great example of combining flexibility and strength, which can serve as a transitional pose in a performance.

Progressions before this pose

All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.

Advanced progressions

If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations