Here are some helpful progressions to optimize your Acroyoga training by improving the flying and basing of REVERSE STAR. Start off by getting really smooth and comfortable with mounts and dismounts from Bird. Flyers, try closing them eyes. Bases, start tracking those hips with laser precision. Keep churning until that butter is velvety.
Start working the shared resistance with some Bird Droppings– moving from Bird to Folded Leaf and back again. Keep awareness in the hand grip connection. Flyers, keep straight elbows so you shoulders become pivot points for the Base’s upward leverage.
Move on to tapping shoulders and creating space as the Flyer folds down into the Base’s feet. Flyers, devlop proprioceptive acuity by maintaining a pike with one half of your lower body. Don’t know what that means? Ask me 😉
When you finally make the move for Reverse Star, fight the urge to immediately press to high by extending the legs, Bases. Cultivate balance, strength, and sensitivity with those bent knees. Flyers, you’re going to have to work on your own sense of balance while that happens. Again, bring awareness into the shared hand connection to make this more yummy.
Flyers, work on keeping your hips over your shoulders over your base’s hips. Bases, try to honor and maintain that line while pouring weight upward into your Flyer’s receptive and compassionate resistance. Don’t know that that means, either? ASK ME 😉
Remember to have spotting when playing at home. Safety is of the highest importance, so don’t skimp on the good stuff.
Big Flying thanks to Tari Manello from www.Tari.tv. That man is a gentleman, a scholar, and a damn fine human being– not to mention a knowledgeable AcroYoga teacher. If you are ever in LA, make a point to find him. He is not to be missed.
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Step 3: Show up and be awesome.
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