AcroYoga is a playful physical practice that combines yoga with acrobatics and Thai massage. Images of AcroYoga online and on social media may make the procedure seem both terrifying and inaccessible. However, any body type can practice as long as Acro is approached with trust and open communication.
Here are three poses to begin the journey to take flight.
For an initial test on the base, the spotter (not visible) must stand on the other left of the ground, and the flyer should be in a goddess-like stance to absorb the weight of the pilot in case they fall. The land must lie backside down upon a yoga floor. They should raise their legs straight up into the air, putting their legs over their hips as if they were entering Viparita Karani ( legs up the wall). If the person is tight in the muscles in their hamstrings, it might be beneficial to place the pelvis with folded blankets.
Once the base is set, the flyer must bring their arms to fold onto the feet of the floor. As they make eyes with the bottom, the pilot may begin applying the base’s feet with weight until the flyer’s legs start floating above the ground. The booklet may stop in this manner for a few seconds and put their feet gently on the ground when they’re prepared to go out. The base test should be practiced until both the base and the flyer are comfortable with this weight transfer.
If both of you are at ease with the Base Test, the next step is to move towards the Front Plank. The arrangement for the spotter and the base is the same for the Front Plank as in the Base Test, with the exception that the floor needs to be able to turn slightly on its feet. The floor may lower their knees a bit as the flyer comes in to position their hips on the feet of the ground. Both the base and pilot must be able to hold hands while interlacing fingers, and the floor must extend their arms straight with their components stacked over their shoulders.
When a flyer signals that they feel secure and secure, the base can raise their legs and straighten them to increase the pilot off the ground. The pilot then can raise their arms to ensure that their shoulders will be stacked above the shoulders of their base. To maintain stability, the pilot must remain engaged throughout the core and keep straight legs and pointed toes. The spotter may signal the ground and the pilot to change their position if necessary to ensure that they’re steady. To get to the end of the Front Plank, the floor will slowly lift their knees and lower the flyer down to the ground. Make sure to find stability within Front Plank until you feel at ease enough to move ahead.
When the Front Plank becomes stable, you can proceed toward the Front Bird. When you are ready to move on to Front Bird, begin by moving into the Front Plank. When the flyer is solid, they are able to release the base’s hands.
The spotter should be on the lookout, ready to offer an additional hand to the flyer when necessary when they slowly raise their arms in front of their body in the Salabhasana (Locust Pose)-like form.
The base may point its toes a little towards the belly of the flyer to assist the pilot in lifting the upper part of its body. When both partners are prepared to let go, they can return their hands to the clasp, and the base will gradually bend their knees in order to lower the flyer.
The 3 AcroYoga poses are a great way to practice them in order to build trust between members. Take pleasure in playing with these postures. Remember to try to practice Acro with a clear and open manner, a positive attitude, and a sense of fun!