I remember when I was trying to get my Ayesha for the first time, it certainly took me a while!
As with so many pole moves, you have to be patient and keep on practising.
There were three tips which REALLY helped me master the Ayesha pole move, and took me from not being able to do it, to me being able to consistently hold my Ayesha!
I now love to pass these on to my students at the pole studio to help them get their Ayesha much more quickly than it took me!
These tips are:
1 – KEEP YOUR BOTTOM AWAY FROM THE POLE
When you’re ready to take your legs off the pole, make sure that your bottom is as far away from the pole as you can get while keeping your head close to the pole.
This will help you get a stronger push and pull with your arms. In an arms-only pole move like the Ayesha, having a strong combined push and pull is essential!
2 – LOOK UPWARDS TOWARDS THE CEILING
This tip is crazy simple but it made ALL the difference for me (and now my students).
When you’re in your Ayesha position, spot a point on the ceiling and keep looking at it.
This will help you find and maintain your balance while you master the tipping-point of your Ayesha. As you get more confident with this pole move, you can then start to look around!
3 – PUSH DOWN WITH THE SAME LEG AS YOUR TOP ARM!
While your legs look like they’re both doing the same thing in the Ayesha position on the pole, they shouldn’t ACTUALLY be working the same.
If your left arm is your top arm, then your left leg should be pushing down towards the ground in your Ayesha position.
This will help stop you from falling out of the position before you’re ready to exit the move! Give these tips a try, and let me know if you have any questions…
If you want to see a full tutorial to help you get your Ayesha, click here to watch out the video on PoleFreaks Studio.
Do let me know below if you have any tips you’d also like to share!