14 Quotes To Strengthen Your Partner Yoga Practice When pairing up with another, we all come to crossroads of frustration and blame or patience and communication. It really doesn’t matter what it is, when we step outside of just working alone, we are faced with many new challenges. Challenges always exist, whether you are alone or partnered … Read more 14 Partner Yoga Quotes To Lift You Up
A Slackrobatic Lesson in Yoga This is not your typical how-to tutorial, where I tell you how to do certain yoga poses or how to meditate. (But we have a blog about that too! Read it here.) THIS article is about bringing awareness to key elements of a healthy yoga practice, and how you can … Read more How To Yoga: Key Elements Of A Healthy Yoga Practice
AcroYoga: A Tool To Build Trust And Community When I think about acroyoga, I get really excited. I think about how amazing my body feels after playing around with one–or many fliers. I flash back to all the smiles and beautiful people I’ve met at Divine Play, AcroGasm and other training workshops. My brain starts … Read more Building Trust with AcroYoga
5 Yoga Postures to Compliment Your AcroYoga Practice Today I’m going to review 5 yoga poses you can train to strengthen your AcroYoga practice. These five yoga poses mimic the body shape needed to execute the AcroYoga postures. So by training the yoga pose, you are strengthening and stretching the body, as well as familiarizing yourself with … Read more Train These 5 Yoga Poses to Support Your AcroYoga Practice
Let’s Get Your Legs Warm and Ready To Base Solo and Partner Leg Warm-ups Before you get right into your AcroYoga practice, take care of your muscles. Treat yourself to a simple warm-up session and get the juices flowing, while helping you to prevent injury too. Since injuries can occur from cold or tight muscles, … Read more AcroYoga Warm-Ups: 6 Leg Warm-Ups For Bases
What’s Up With AcroYoga? Is this practice for me? Do you remember how you felt to be a kid playing on the monkey bars or in the jungle gym with your friends? Those feelings of freedom and exploration…of laughter and curiosity? Do you remember how hard the pull-up bar station was? How great it felt … Read more Is Acroyoga For Me?…How Do I Get Started?
Warrior 2: From the Ground Up Warrior 2 is a strong and active yoga posture that helps to channel your inner-warrior. It’s great for building stamina and focus, as well as building ankle, calf, hamstring, quad, core and shoulder strength. However…if done incorrectly it will channel a world of pain into your muscles and joints. Here … Read more Technical Review of Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)
Let’s Warm-Up Before We Play Whether you’re getting ready to do acroyoga, slackline, go running, or do some handstands, it’s important to warm up the body. When you warm up the joints and muscles, it gets the fluids moving and the heart pumping. The body likes warming up before you put a lot of high … Read more RESPECT YOUR JOINTS. Warm Up Before Activity.
What is meditation? Meditating is the act of focusing on one thing, such as your breath or a Mantra, to calm and still the mind. A calm still mind allows one to experience a state of inner peace or bliss. Many associate meditating with yoga and breath work, and for good reason. Both of these … Read more Slacklining Facilitates Meditation…Here’s How.
Yoga’s Powerful Effect On The Human Joints Whether it’s yoga on the ground, on a slackline, or on a person, it’s important to protect the joints in our body. I recently did a research paper on the effects of yoga on the human joints. Not only the effects on healthy joints, but also the effects on … Read more Practicing Yoga Promotes Healthy Joint Function
CTL Training Constant-Tension-Load (CTL) Let’s talk training technique. Today I’m going to discuss ONE specific style of training called CTL Training. This refers to constant tension load training, which is a great technique for building muscle mass. CTL training means keeping the muscle under tension (activated) and turned on while working out. For example, when you do a … Read more Cultivate Balance With CTL Training
Let’s Start With the 6 Slackline Poses… Then We’ll Get Into The Slackline Training Techniques! So, before we build a slackline long hold sequence, we have to first start with the poses. Below is a list of 6 static poses for you to practice on the line. I want you to hold each pose for 1 minute–hence … Read more Slackline Training: 6-Pose Long Hold Sequence
It’s Time To Work The Core Progressions For Training Side Plank Alright, grab a slackline and get ready to work the core. It’s time to explore 7 fun and challenging Side Plank variations, starting with the easiest and progressing towards the hardest. We will start on the ground, and work our way to a mini … Read more Side Plank Training Progressions
Acro Safety Guidelines How to Cultivate a Safe AcroYoga Practice Acroyoga is a pinch of yoga, with a partner for spice. A dash of acrobatics, and a sprinkle of bone stacking. Mixed in a binding agent of compassionate communication and trust. Put all this together with accurate self assessment and you have a great recipe … Read more Cultivating a Safe AcroYoga Practice
Finding Balance Through Healing Words Early in life I learned that words are very powerful and carry energy with them. It is our choice which words leave our mouth. It is also our choice what intention we put into forming and expressing those words. Often can be the case that thoughts, and intentions along with words can … Read more 17 Quotes to Heal the Heart
The Masks We All Wear We are all teachers, and we are all students…we are both. What does it mean to be a teacher? To me, it means being educated in the area in which you wish to teach, as well as being experienced in the field which your students play. It means being … Read more We are all students. We are all teachers. Everyone wears masks.
Care for yourself, so that you can care for others… In 2016, Give Yourself the Gift of Care Crackle, Pop, Snap, Crackle, Boom! The last fireworks of 2015 explode and the New Year is approaching fast. So many of us spent 2015 running around, doing what we had to do to get through the month, … Read more In 2016, Give Yourself the Gift of Care
A Growing Desire in the Merging of 2 Practices I started my AcroYoga practice about 2 1/2 years ago in May of 2013. I also started my slacklining practice at the same time, actually…the same day. I realized quite quickly that both of these practices were of solid interest to me, just like simultaneous thought … Read more ACRO + Slacklining = AcroLining: Combining 2 Passions into 1!
AcroYogis Unite! AcroYoga is a journey, not a destination. A practice, not a move, or series of moves. Seek this and like the rivers, your AcroYoga will flow. Believe and participate in communication and trust, and your heart will be open, as will your options for connection. Humans can build dams to cease the … Read more 13 Quotes to Inspire and Support Your AcroYoga Practice
The Art of Balance I am grateful in my life to have been presented many opportunities to explore the magical world of balance. I suppose it’s a way of looking at things around me, or a curious nature inside that drives me to dissolve the idea that balance is separate from me, or outside of … Read more We Are Love, We Are Balance