Beautiful shapes emerge out of imbalance. Pulling the wrists in different direction will pose the arms in a infinite number of combinaison. It is interesting to observe how each side is different and explore the different feelings of the different positions.

  • Day 113: Wrists to the Side – Tie the wrist together and try pulling it in different direction. Once you find a position that feels good, create a tie to keep it in place.
  • Day 114: Crossing Arms – Pull the wrists in opposite directions and create a V shape where the arms cross in front.
  • Day 115: One Arm Box Tie – Modify your favorite box tie tie to include only one arm. You can keep the wraps over both arms or keep one free.
  • Day 116: One in Front, One in the Back – Create a tie to keep an arm in front and another in the back.
  • Day 117: Riffle Tie – Aka teppo shibari 鉄砲縛り(riffle tie). The most classic of the asymmetric tie, one elbow pointing up, the other arm in a box position or with the elbow pointing down.
  • Day 118: Choking Riffle Tie – Aka self-choking teppo – Bring the elbow around the neck and tie the wrist pulling backward. Just like the regular riffle tie, the lower arm can be tied in a box position or with the elbow pointing downward.
  • Day 119: Broken Strappado – Tie the wrists together in the back, if flexibility allows, tie the forearms together as well. Then break the symmetry by pulling them on one side.

Next: Box Tie Variations

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