Partnership in yoga is communion. We learn about how to be there for another person, how to support and offer oneself as grounding, strength, and stability. We are here to offer support so our partner can experience a deeper range of movement than one can gain on their own. We are also here in partnership to learn how to receive. We learn to surrender to the other, to give and bend, to let someone else take our full weight. Trust is the guiding factor in partner yoga. If you do not trust your partner to support you, you cannot possibly let go. If you cannot let go, you will not experience the absolute joy and freedom of feeling supported.
“Partner Yoga” is typically done with both partners on the ground, or having at least one body part on the ground. Your main purpose is to let your partner find that deeper dimension of stretching as you assist them. This is a good place to start before you advance to “Acro Yoga”.
There are three primary roles in an Acro Yoga practice: base, flyer, and spotter.
Some guidelines for “Partner/Acro yoga”:
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