A regular series showcasing moves from the /on-the-dvd/”>Pole Exercise DVD.
About the gemini
The gemini is a dramatic pose and stretch that’s relatively easy to perform as you keep your body against the pole throughout the move. If you’ve mastered the Basic Invert, there are just a couple of extra steps to get into the gemini.
- Place your dominant hand high on the pole and the other just below.
- Kick into a basic invert.
- If you inverted on the left side of the pole (as Libby does in the pictures), your left leg should now be hooked at the ankle to give you support. Shift your legs to the left so that your right leg is now crossed over the pole above your hands. (If your left leg is dominant, perform the move in mirror image.)
- Your dominant leg is now wrapped around the pole to stop you sliding, so you should be able to release your left hand. Bend your free leg down at a 90° angle. Depending on your flexibility, you may be able to grab your foot with your free hand to increase the stretch.
- Take your time transitioning from the basic invert into the crossed leg grip. It’s important to keep tension in your legs so you maintain a firm grip on the pole.
- If you want to increase the stretch of your free leg, gently pull it towards you.
- Once you feel comfortable with the basic move, you can try the No-Handed Gemini. Starting from the standard hold, slowly remove your other hand from the pole. Make sure you keep your hand close to the pole at first so that, if do you start to slide, you can grab the pole quickly to regain control.
Find this move and 65 others on the /on-the-dvd/”>Pole Exercise DVD.
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