Strengthen Your Relationships With These Acro Yoga Poses
These Poses Will Bring You Closer To Your Significant Other
Looking for a way to strengthen your relationship with your significant other?
Why not give acroyoga a try?
Acroyoga is a practice that blends acrobatics, yoga, and healing. This practice is usually performed by two people and has the potential to transform your relationship. Because the moves in acroyoga involve placing your partner in risky situations, partners typically build a deep trust with one another.
The following article shows some acroyoga poses that you can try with your significant other. These poses will take some practice and plenty of patience, but if you can get through the initial rough patches, these poses will form the basis for a lasting relationship with your partner.
Check out the poses below and be sure to share this with all of your friends who could use some special time with their significant other.
1. Folded Leaf: The base and the flyer grip hand-to-hand without interlacing fingers (this is important because the proper grip will prevent injury). The base places his or her feet at an angle – heels in, toes out – in the hip creases of the flyer. The base bends the knees and receives the weight of the flyer, coming into a bone-stacked position with feet stacked on knees or hips. The flyer’s legs separate into a piked straddle, arms relaxing by the sides of the base.
2. Super Yogi: From folded leaf, the base will grab the flyer’s wrists as the flyer extends or interlaces fingers. The base will exhale and press his or her legs away while pulling the wrists and arms of the flyer forward. The base inhales the legs back to stacked position and repeats.
3. Front Bird: With parallel feet, the base places the flyer’s hipbones in the arches of the feet. The flyer’s toes will rest on the stomach and heels on the top of the thigh. The base will bend the knees and receive the weight of the flyer. The flyer will lift the torso, engage the back, core, and legs, and gaze forward – like a plank. The base and flyer can keep the hand-to-hand grip with two sets of straight arms or the flyer can release the arms to the side of the body with palms face down.
4. Back Leaf: The flyer stands at the hips of the base facing away and then reaches for the ankles of the base. The base angles the feet out, placing the arches along the flyer’s glute crease. The flyer bends knees and leans back while the base bends knees to receive the flyer’s weight, placing hands on the upper shoulders of the flyer. The base then extends the legs while the flyer relaxes legs and arms. The flyer should be prepared for a juicy and deep backbend!
5. Jedi Plank: The base lies on his or her back. The flyer gets into a plank position with feet outside the shoulders of the base and hands next to or on the shins of the base. The base picks up the legs of the flyer at the ankle and lifts until arms are straight. If the pair is feeling strong, the base can do a sit up while the flyer lifts the hips high into the air creating a Jedi Box.
Helpful hint: A spotter is necessary and helpful for new acroyogis. When in doubt, use a spotter. It never hurts to fly in the sky a little more safely!
To your health and wellness!
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