Pole TRICK tutorial: Vortex

I remember when I first started using Instagram around 2016, the Vortex was quite a popular move! It took a few tries for me to figure out how to get into this simple yet odd twist, but once I did, it became my go to move.

The vortex is a simple, beginner friendly move but be sure to warm up the shoulders and obliques! Practice from the ground on a static pole before trying it on spin.

Let's get started!
x Kimmy, blogger from Pole Asana
 

PS. I'm wearing the Super Fly Honey Empress in Sunlight Top and Lioness in Sunlight Lace Bottoms.

PPS. I find a print-out with steps and matching pictures to have by my side when learning new pole moves is a BIG help, so if you're like me, click below for your free guide.

 

 
 
 
  Step 1  Raise the inside arm in front of the pole and bend the arm to reach for your head.

Step 1
Raise the inside arm in front of the pole and bend the arm to reach for your head.

  Step 2  Raise the outside arm to grab the opposite wrists.  

Step 2
Raise the outside arm to grab the opposite wrists.
 

  Step 3  For the legs, the inside leg should be behind the pole around the thigh area.

Step 3
For the legs, the inside leg should be behind the pole around the thigh area.

 
  Step 4  Squeeze the pole with the outside leg just above the knees. Gently put weight on theses contact points, your hips should fall outwards.

Step 4
Squeeze the pole with the outside leg just above the knees. Gently put weight on theses contact points, your hips should fall outwards.

  Step 5    Now let's get on the pole!  Start with a basic climb and have your bum as if you are sitting on a chair.

Step 5

Now let's get on the pole!
Start with a basic climb and have your bum as if you are sitting on a chair.

  Step 6  Wrap your inside arm around the pole and grab your opposite wrists.

Step 6
Wrap your inside arm around the pole and grab your opposite wrists.

  Step 7  Gently allow the legs to slide down. Arch your back and tilt your head.

Step 7
Gently allow the legs to slide down. Arch your back and tilt your head.

  Step 8  Exit by releasing the hands and grab the pole with the outside hand. 

Step 8
Exit by releasing the hands and grab the pole with the outside hand.