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Jackknife

Set Up and Movement:

Start supine, arms along side you, palms flat and legs extended up to the ceiling.

Exhale, pressing into your arms, roll your back off the mat sweeping your legs over your head.  Pike your legs toward the ceiling, continuing to use core and arms for control. Inhale as you hold this position.

Exhale, keeping legs extended toward the ceiling as you roll back down to the mat, articulating through the spine.

Finish with legs lowered to a 45-60 degree angle.


Form Check:

Head stays grounded to the mat.  Legs together. Toes pointed.


Props and Modifications:

Should not be performed with cervical spine issues.  Prep with Roll Over for beginners.  Hold ball between ankles for leg stabilization.

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