Controlling the elbows is a powerful way to create restriction on the upper body. Playing with the angles and position of the elbows opens a lot of possibilities. Some of these positions may be difficult to sustain while others can be very comfortable. Warm up the arms, especially the shoulders, and find out which one is your favourite.

The goal of this week is to play with different positions that involve the elbows to create restrictive ties.

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Day 106: Elbows in the Back – Bring the elbows together in the back. Bind the upper part of the arms and from there you can decide if you keep the wrists free or if you want to separate them in a more exposing tie.

Bent Strappado – Tie the forearms together and explore how you can use this structure to bend the elbows by attaching to the chest.

Day 108: Waitress Tie – A classic tie from the damsel in distress style. Bring the elbows together in the back and tie the wrists in the front.

Day 109: Elbows in Front – Tie the wrists in front, then tie each elbow and pull them toward the back to create this deceptively restricting position.

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Day 110: T-Rex Tie – Feel like a dinosaur! Bend the elbows and tie them parallel to each other on each side of the body.

Day 111: Demon Tie – Also known as tengu shibari 天狗縛り. Bring the wrists to each side to create this very open position and then catch on the elbows in the back to make it truly restrictive.

Choking Forearms – Bring the wrists behind the neck, and tie the elbows together in front. This position forces the forearms to press on each side of the neck, creating a self-choking effect. Make sure the distance between the wrists gives enough space to the neck and be ready to untie quickly if needed.


Inspirations and Resources

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Credit: Title picture: M: Miss_Soffia, R/P: Ebi McKnotty. Elbow study M: NathanielFlumen R/P: Ebi McKnotty

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