Long springs with loops form head of table, attached to top or sliding cross bar
supine, hands holding onto uprights feet in loops
Begin by hinging at hips and while maintaining some tension on spring articulate spine up into shoulder stand. flex knees and extend hips and spine until toes touch the mat. maintain hip extension with a sweeping motion , extend knees and articulate into hip and spine flexion, moving again into shoulder stand with both knees and hips extended.
Smooth continuous movement axial length
Reverse direction of movement, oblique variation
Premature hip flexion , holding breath
Abdominals, hip extensors, hamstrings, glutes, core muscles, pelvic girdle muscles
Core stability and strengthening, weakness posterior chain and pelvic girdle; proprioception and balance