What is Acroyoga? An Inspiring Dual Mind-Body Experience

“Only the person who risks is truly free.” ~ Anonymous

Our mind-body connection is more powerful that we realize. Yesterday I saw proof during a relaxing afternoon lounging in the summer sun in Dolores Park, San Francisco.  Two pairs of freestyle acroyogis twisted, spun and danced with one another as hundreds of onlookers whooped and applauded this incredible manifestation of two minds and bodies as one.

Discovered in San Francisco in 2003, AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage and the dynamic power of acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form this unique and powerful practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness between partners.

Acroyoga is reported to be a pleasurable, reverent synthesis that participants find very empowering. It is based on the belief that when you align your body and mind with your breath you find your true divine nature. Through the practice of AcroYoga, you experience a deepening trust in yourself as well as others, and come to realize that by working in partnership, you are able manifest more than you ever could alone.  This is a pretty remarkable concept.

Often, we think of ourselves as who we are and what we do rather than what we could be. It’s easy to ignore possibilities, but in turn that narrows our experiences.  In this case, I am inspired to give Acroyoga a try.