Keep it Horizontal



Straddle Throne

Flyer Base Spotter
Step close enough towards the base's feet Check that flyer is close enough Spot from behind and hover at the hips of the flyer
Bend knees and let them fall to the outside Bend the knees and place toes (only toes, not the whole foot) at the inside of the flyer's thighs. Visualize the inside seam of trousers to find correct placement. Help flyer-base to find balance
Reach forward to connect hands with the base Connect hands with the flyer Give guidance about the alignment of flyer-base
Keep arms straight and slowly shift weight forward Keep arms straight and let the flyer shift the weight forward
Pike and sit up on the feet of the base Straighten the legs slowly to push up the flyer to come into a seated position
As soon as you're stable, hook feet in the front and relax Keep straight arms and bend kenns so that flyer can sit upright
You can put your hands in front of your heart in Anjali Mudra if you wish Straighten the legs and help the flyer to hook the feet

Straddle throne to reverse straddle throne

Flyer Base Spotter
Start from straddle throne Start from straddle throne Throughout the transition, stay at the back of the flyer and spot the hips
Unhook one foot and present shin to the base Lower the flyer slightly and take the ankle of the unhooked leg of the flyer in one hand and the knee in the other hand. Make sure the shin is parallel to the short edge of the mat. Stay close to the flyer and adjust position when flyer is moving
Shift weight onto the other side where foot is still at the thigh Keep the arms straight and offer a stable platform for the flyer
As soon as the foot of the base is placed at the other leg, hook the foot on this leg to the back Remove the foot at the unhooked leg and place it on the other leg. The foot should be placed either slightly closer to the flyer's pelvis or further away taking more or less the position of the already placed foot. Either way, the toes of the newly placed foot will be pointing the other way as the foot which is already on the leg.
Shift weight onto the other side where the foot has been placed and is hooked around the leg of the base Release the second foot and place it - toes pointing outside - on the other thigh
As soon as second foot is placed, hook the foot to the back of the leg of the base and sit upright Help flyer to hook the foot by moving it to the inside of your calf