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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – Therapeutic Flying

Hey Everyone! You know that there have been quite a few posts on Acroyoga this month. With it being Valentines (and Deadpool for those of you who caught my Saturday email) month we felt it would be great to showcase a different type of hand balancing with a partner. In today’s post, Noga is going to go over a more therapeutic side of acroyoga involving thai massage!

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The first position has the base posting on the hips and shoulders of the flyer. They then bend their knees independently or together to open up the flyer’s hips. The flyer should stay relaxed the entire time.

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Up next are flyer circles. The base will take the flyer into forward and back circular pattern to open up the shoulder and hips with increasing leverage.

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In the next position, Noga runs her flyer through a spinal twist to gain an inverted thoracic stretch.

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Another stretch is to have the flyer elongate their spine while the base lengthens their position from the ground,

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Noga goes through many more positions in the video that you can catch below!

One last thing! Flexibility and core stabilization is key for both the flyer and the base. So don’t forget that Logan and I have a special February deal for the advanced bridging course. Increase your core strength and mobility by going here!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – AcroYoga poses (with instructions)

In today’s post, Noga goes over a few different Acro poses that you can do with your partner. Its going to take a lot of coordination, flexibility, and stabilization to put them together so make sure you have a comfortable foundation before you get started!

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The first Pose is the Bird to Full Bow.  As you are going through the pose, be sure to keep your arms extended in case your flyer loses balance during the transition.

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Next up is the Throne to Mermaid Pose.

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You can also get more detailed info on these as well as catch the other poses Nataraj and High Flying Whale by watching the clip below!

Don’t forget guys, we’ve got a great deal on the advanced bridging program this month. If you’re looking to really increase your flexibility, check it out here!

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Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – Straddle Bat

Ok guys! In today’s post, we’ll be jumping once again into the AcroYoga series with Noga. Today Noga will be working with the Straddle Bat or Back to Bat Position.

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She starts out by placing having her flyer rest their glutes on her feet. The flyer leans back and clasps the hands of the base.

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Next the flyer releases the hands of the base and stabilizes on the feet.

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The flyer slowly leans back and the base creates a new post on the flyers shoulders.

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Finally the Flyer becomes inverted into the straddle position. (Note the change in foot placement.)

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To get the full tutorial with tips, watch the video below!

Allright guys! As you can see flexibility on the part of the flyer is important for this position. If you want to build a strong back with mobility and stability check out our Advanced Bridging Course here!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

P.S.  Stay tuned for Friday as we’ll be unveiling our new set of 1 min tips that will help you build a strong foundational base for your acrobatic skills!

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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – Throne

In today’s post. We’ll be revisiting Beginner AcroYoga with the The Throne Tutorial. Noga runs you through four different variations as well as spotting tips.

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1) The first position is the Basic Mount.

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2) Next Noga runs you through the Straddle Throne position.

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3) Followed by it’s opposite, the Reverse Throne.

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4) Finally, she takes you through your first transition with the  Bird to Throne position.

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Take a look at the full video below!

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Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – Front Bird

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For today’s post, we’ll be looking at the Front Bird Tutorial. Noga goes over quite a few tips involve safety and balance. Be sure that you are ready we the base, the flyer, and the spotter. Watch the video below to learn your first move!

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-Coach Jon

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Great Tricks To Try

Skills like hand balancing, hand spins, tumbling, flexibility tricks are serious tricks that can only be achieved through continuous training and practice. Hand spins and flexibility tricks are good way to keep your body in shape even when doing a solo act. While advanced hand balancing and flexibility skills are nicer when done in pair or with a group.

Dan had been practicing some of these skills for the past 2 years, at least. Do you think you can do better in a shorter training time?

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How to Keep Your Hand-to-Hand Grip Strong

Hand to hand acro acts are among the most popular ones on talent shows such as America’s Got Talent, but acrobatic gymnastics is also a legit gymnastic discipline with several ongoing campaigns to include it in the Olympics.

One of the keys to successful hand to hand acts lies in a strong grip. To get it right, follow the steps described in the video.

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Some of the tips given in the video can also be useful for hand balancing. If you don’t have a training partner yet, practicing on hand balancing stands can help you prepare for hand-to-hand balancing.

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Excellent Hand Balancing Duo

I usually prefer to share short videos focused on amateur hand balancing, but today we have somewhat longer video from two professional hand balancing artist called Duo Vitalys.

In their 9 minute long act on an elevated platform Pablo and Joel show many hand-to-hand balancing tricks I’ve never seen before. Enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to like their Facebook page here if you enjoyed the video.

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Balancing on Knifes

There are acrobats in almost every season of America’s Got Talent and the latest one is no different. Two Vladimir’s from Ukraine are seen performing a lot of hand-to-hand balancing acts followed by a daring act in which one of them balances on top of another via knifepoint.

Pretty scary stuff, especially considering their previous hand-to-hand move was a bit wobbly.

Do you think they’ll make it far into the show?

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Creative Moves by Gravity & Other Myths

Today’s video comes from a bunch of people who look like they’re on a vacation, but still manage to pull out some amazing moves in combination of free running, hand balancing and other amazing stuff – like playing a piano with a hand balancer on top of you!

This uplifting video comes from Gravity & Other Myths, a well-known Australian acrobatics ensemble.

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