On our last day in Germany, we had everything all packed up and nothing to really do, so I talked my husband Greg into practicing some acroyoga. AcroYoga is so much fun, and many of the poses can act as almost a therapeutic Thai massage, so it felt really good as well. Today, I'm sharing some tips for three acroyoga posts: plank, bird, and bow pose. I chose these three because they work in a progression so if you're a beginner, you can just stick with plank for now, intermediate/advanced people can work on bird and bow pose. This is the first of a spring series we'll do, so keep practicing and we'll add it over the next few months.
Ready to try something new? Here we go:
AcroYoga Plank Pose
For for this pose, we want to have the base intend to stack the hips, knees and ankles. This might be tough if the base has very tight hamstrings. We also want to make sure the base's core is engaged so the low back is glued to the mat. The base also wants to be sure their arms are strong, so that if someone tried to push them, they wouldn't go anywhere. The base's fingers are open so they won't accidentally grip onto the flyer and throw off the flyer's balance.
The flyer will want to use back body strength and core strength to keep the body lifted and strong. Use a drishti out front to find a sense of balance and grip the base's hands for stabilization, intending to stay light and lifted, rather than dumping weight in the base's arms.
AcroYoga Bird Pose
For bird, we want to keep the same foundations as plank, and when the balance is there, slowly move the flyer's arms to the side body. The base should keep their arms extended and strong, ready to receive the flyer if the balance is thrown off.
AcroYoga Bow Pose
For bow pose, the flyer will want to use back body strength to lift the chest up high. The base can dig their toes into the flyer's hips for more support - this is a subtle movement, but it really does help.
The following video should help!
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