Acroyoga is a pair yoga that not only has a therapeutic effect and develops a sense of balance but also teaches you to trust another person: don’t be afraid to fall, knowing that you will always be held up or picked up. Great therapy for couples, right? And how beautiful it is! Catch some inspiration on Friday. 😉
Acroyoga is a pair of yoga that combines elements of yoga, acrobatics, and healing art. During the session, one of the partners acts as a support, and the second moves from one pose to another practice in the air, relying only on another person. The founders of this style of yoga are Mexican Jason Nemer and American Jenny Sower-Klein. If the partners are experienced and feel good about each other, from the side of their actions they look something incredible as if they had attended the performance of acrobats in Cirque du Soleil.
The essence of the acro yogi is to be in the “moment” and balance with another person.
Acroyoga: for whom?
Acroyoga does not require any special requirements and beginners are accepted, whatever their age. Roles are divided and exchanged between:
- the carrier who makes the base;
- the carry or the “flyer”;
- help or “spotter”.
Benefits of Acroyoga Practice :
The benefits of acroyoga can be felt very quickly. Thus, from the first sessions, participants can know the effects:
- strengthening muscle tone, especially for the wearer;
- development of flexibility, especially when performing acrobatics;
- better concentration and receptiveness to others;
- greater self-confidence;
- of a feeling of freedom.
Where to practice acroyoga?
Classes last between 60 and 90 minutes and are given:
- in different studios for acroyoga;
- on the Internet through videos and tutorials made by certified teachers.
There are three roles in the acro yoga: the base, the pilot, and the insurer.
- The foundation is the person who has the greatest number of points of contact with the ground or floor. The main points of contact with a partner-pilot are the feet and hands. The basis is the embodiment of stability.
- A pilot is that person who, in fact, flies, that is, does in the air a series of poses that smoothly transition from one to another. He is the embodiment of freedom, dynamism, and balance.
- An insurer is a person who monitors both partners. Its task is to ensure their safety and to catch the pilot in case of danger.