Today I will show you how to get into this pretty pose called the Tear! There are two versions so give them both a try!
Version A: Flexed foot and hooked ankle, hips away from pole
Version B: Pressed thigh and ankle against pole
Let's get started!
x Kimmy, blogger from Pole Asana
PS. I'm wearing the Super Fly Honey Tigress Top and Lioness Bottom.
Start with the outside leg hang and keep the inside hand on the pole.
Your outside hand reaches over the head to grab the pole.
Adjust the grip on the bottom hand as you slide down the pole. Your ear should be by your hand now.
At the same time, straighten the top leg and hook the back of the ankle against the pole. It’s important to keep the top foot pointed here!
On a spinning pole, I found the direction of the spin made a difference such that I wasn't fighting AGAINST the spin to push my back towards the pole. For me, I spin CW for my right Janeiro, and CCW for my left Janeiro.
Bend the inside leg and thread it between the space. Choose your version!
Step 6 (Version A)
Flex the foot and hook against the pole. Notice the hip is away from the pole.
Step 6 (Version B on other side)
Press the thigh and ankle against the pole. You now have 2 more contact points compared to Version A.
Try both variations, once on each side and see what works best for you!