Yoga mats are a significant symbol for modern yoga with most every practitioner of AcroYoga using one. A mats first use becomes noticeable when you first walk in the door of your AcroYoga class; it allows you to claim your practice space. As you can see in the image above, yoga studios can have limited space available; placing your mat will insure you have space on the days with a big class. “The yoga mat does more than just provide a sticky surface. The mat defines your space. We personalize our mats to more accurately reflect who we are as practitioners”(Colin Hall, 2014).
Properly fueling AcroYoga practice can make more difference than people might think. It is important to eat but choosing the right meal can be hard, it can mean the difference between a fun and relaxing experience or feeling too full or hungry during the class. Eating the right type of food can help you get the energy you need without weighing you down for your AcroYoga workout. Here is the number one recommended meal to have before your AcroYoga class:
Keep it simple with a few ingredients and try to finish the smoothie 20 minutes before class and you will feel at your best for AcroYoga. This recipe template will give you all the healthy nutrients you’ll need for an active class.
AcroYoga is a branch of traditional yoga that stands out visually and in practice through the use of a partner. It is a blend of acrobatics, static poses, and acrobatic flying involving two partners, a base and a flyer, and a spotter. The base supports the flyer in a sequence of movements referred to as “washing machines” that combine strength, balance, and acrobatics.
Other than the challenge and fun factors AcroYoga has multiple health benefits for those that practice it.
AcroYoga, like other forms of yoga, is an activity that requires time and commitment to flourish. Those new to or familiar with the activity can gain these health benefits and become part of the AcroYoga community.