By Billy Sadia
Posted in Africa Yoga Project Blog, on September 24, 2014
Acro-yoga brings together the wisdom of yoga the power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of Thai massage. The three create base of a practice that builds on trust, connection and fun. Having come from a Greek root akros =high and the sankrit word yoga= union. Many amazing physical shapes can be formed and emotional and spiritual transformation can occur. The objective of acro-yoga is to bring individuals in a state of oneness with themselves, with each other, and with the supreme. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of trust, connection, playfulness, community, teamwork, communication, mutual support, truthfulness, compassion and loving kindness. Genuine partnership empowers us to stay true to our own selves, while at the same time acknowledge that we are more powerful together than when alone. Acro-yoga is about the balance of the mind, body and also has a direct application in the things we do and how we live our lives.
If something is not working, the best option is to look for alternate ways to accomplish the same task. The solution lies in the diligent search of what works as opposed to what is the normal and ordinary way of doing it. Acro-yoga is about being conscious of your vital points of anchor or support. Your foundation or the base needs to support you and this should keep you on constant self inquiry as to whether your alignment is correct and supporting you the way it should. Same applies in real life, what are my anchor points; am I associating with the right company for example; people who are supportive towards the achievement of my goals? or are they wet blankets? How inspirational are they? If not, then am I willing to make the necessary adjustment to the eventual promotion of what brings my objectives to pass? Or am I rigid to change, too stubborn to accept the change? Well resistance to change is life-long and I for one don’t want to fall victim. As clear as is in acro-yoga; without adjustments, change is not a possibility. Change in some cases it is an indication of growth, hence it follows that without change there can be no growth and without it there is no life.
May the fire of honest relationship to ourselves, each other and the divine, burn all that is not needed so that we may live in greater harmony and peace (Jason & Jenny).