Spider Pose – a creepy stretch for Halloween aerial yoga.
What is Spider Pose
Spider Pose in land-based yoga is a cross between Goddess Pose and Forward Fold. The hammock version is similar to Goddess Pose, but only your arms are holding you up, which means this is more of an intermediate pose. As with all aerial yoga, parents should supervise kids when doing poses.
Spider Pose is a fun way to balance the body while hanging on to your spider web (hammock). It stretches the hips while building grip and arm strength. Climbing the web and having your spider legs do the spider dance is so FUN you don’t even realize you are working hard to hold your body up!
What are the Benefits?
Spider Pose builds executive function skills while promoting upper body and grip strength. It is a mood and confidence booster.
What to Say
- Begin in Bucket Seat (like a big swing).
- Take your legs through the middle of the hammock.
- Hook them around the hammock.
- Start to climb your web (hammock)
- Hold on tight and swing your spider legs back and forth.
- Do a happy spider dance!
- To come out, lean back and slide down the hammock.
- Don’t let go.
- Take the legs back through the middle
- Your back in Bucket Seat
- Take a bow!