Super Soldier Pose

Definition - What does Super Soldier Pose mean?

Super Solider Pose is a posture found in AcroYoga, a style in which traditional Hatha or Vinyasa Flow are combined with acrobatics. A key feature of AcroYoga is that it is practiced by two people together.

Super Soldier Pose is a challenging, advanced level supine base pose, in which one person provides the base (in contact with the ground) and the other person is a flyer (lifted off the ground by the base). It is a variation of Standing Super Soldier Pose, which is practiced by one person alone, with one foot on the ground.

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Yogapedia explains Super Soldier Pose

To practice Super Solider Pose, follow these steps with a partner:

  1. Begin by transitioning through 'Low Foot to Hand' Pose (L-base with feet supporting flyer's hands, base's elbows to the ground and palms up. Flyer stands on base's palms with heels pointing towards base's face).
  2. Base: lower legs to the ground. Flyer: fold forward and switch right foot with right hand, going hand-to-hand with base on the right side, with two fingers supporting one another's wrists.
  3. Flyer: bring left shoulder behind left thigh and reach left arm up. Lift right leg up towards the sky, bend the knee and open the hip.
  4. Flyer: catch right foot with left hand.

This pose can be held for as long as both practitioners feel stable, and should be repeated on both sides. This is a particularly challenging pose, and requires a great deal of core strength and flexibility from the flyer. As such, it is very important to warm up the body prior to practicing Super Solder Pose.

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