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Acro Yoga – Sky-High Synchrony, Soil-Rooted Souls

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Since its conception, yoga has grown and evolved, splitting into branches and styles. Let’s take a closer look at the amazing practice of acro yoga. As is evident by its name, acro yoga is a combination of traditional yoga practices and acrobatics. Unlike other types of yoga, acro requires at least two participants. Typically, one person acts as a “base”, while the other person acts as a “flyer”. Additionally, the practice often calls for a spotter, someone to ensure the poses are performed safely. Due to the nature of this practice, trust and connection between partners are essential. During this practice, participants’ safety is the top priority. Therefore, it’s best to practice in a safe environment, with an experienced teacher present. Creativity is also important since you’re using your body as a playground for more dynamic combinations. Every practice is different, just like every relationship and partnership, leaving a lot of room to make the experience as difficult, playful, or as sensual as the participating parties want.

History of Acro Yoga

The roots of acro yoga come from inversion therapies of the past that combined massage with flying postures. The practice was popular for its ability to release tension and play with gravity at the same time. It wasn’t until the ’80s that the practice started taking place between partners instead of directly with an instructor. In 2003, acro yoga was finally recognized as an authentic yoga practice. Today, you could search and find compelling photos all across the web, with yogis lifting each other into seemingly impossible poses. Some prefer static poses, while others combine them with flips and tricks. The process is truly unique to every class and every pair. In fact, some combinations include more than two partners, creating truly spectacular sights.

Benefits of Acro Yoga

There are several physical benefits of acro yoga. It requires a lot of muscle control to balance while supporting the other person. As a result, the whole body gets a workout. Many poses and transitions between them require a strong core. Over time, the core gets even stronger in the process, along with improved flexibility and strength. Because of the creative nature of the practice, it improves imagination, awareness, and focus. Although some of the poses may seem impossible, continued practice will build the necessary mental strength required to power through and to create unique and exciting gymnast-like moves. Acro yoga is a great practice you can share with your friends, family, or partner. Be safe and enjoy! 

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