This flow bring our receiver into a beautiful chest opening.
Performed in the right way is secure for any type of bodies.
11.1 general view
Note that this pose can be very demanding on the giver's wrists.
Step by step:
0:00 to 0:07 - Starting in the Waterbed position, the giver bends his arms and legs, placing his head between the receiver's shoulder blades.
0:07 to 0:09 - The giver gently squeezes his knees to hold the receiver's shins, which allows him to remove his hands from her shoulders and place them on her sacrum. It is important for the giver to remain stable and not move his head around once her weight is resting on it.
0:10 to 0:11 - The giver's palms are placed close together on the receiver's sacrum, with his fingers pointing outward toward the crests of her hip bones. It is important that his hands provide equal support to both sides of her sacrum.
0:12 to 0:20 - The giver extends his arms to support the receiver's back. Most of her weight is now resting in his hands while his feet support the back of her knees.
11.4 common mistakes
For this pose, the spotter stays focused on the receiver's hips to provide support and assistance if necessary.
11.5 common mistakes
In this video, the giver positions her head under the receiver's neck instead of her back. This can be uncomfortable and doesn't offer much stability. In addition, the giver's hands are too far apart and not supporting the receiver's sacrum well.
11.6 common mistakes
here, the giver is getting closer to offering good arch to the receiver's back, but she could extend her arms more vertically to increase the arch and provide greater stability.
This video shows more details on the action of the giver's hands and head.
0:10 to 0:12 - Note how the giver adjusts his hands before applying support to the receiver's sacrum.