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Elevating Body and Spirit: A Five-Year Acroyoga Reflection

Five years ago, embarking on my acroyoga journey felt like stepping into an entirely new universe. With a background in competititive spots, olympic power lifting, and explosive sprinting, the traditional yoga practice and communal spirit of acroyoga seemed beyond my limits.

competitive olympic sports

Yet, what began as curiosity quickly transformed into a deep passion, fundamentally altering my understanding of trust, strength, and self-awareness.

The first lesson acroyoga taught me was about trust. Trusting others with my physical safety in poses and sequences was one thing, but learning to trust myself was an even more profound journey. Each session on the mat became a lesson in self-confidence, as I gradually inched towards my acroyoga practice.

gratitude and happiness

The necessity for clear, precise, and compassionate communication with my partners was paramount. This practice of mindful communication transcended the mat, improving relationships in my personal and professional life by teaching me the value of listening and expressing myself with clarity and kindness

Acroyoga also brought an unexpected gift: a deep sense of community. The connections I've forged through shared practices, challenges, and successes have been incredibly enriching.

acroyoga community bali

This community has supported me through life's ups and downs, always reminding me of the strength found in togetherness. Physically, the transformation has been undeniable.

Acroyoga has sculpted my body, granting me strength and flexibility I didn't know I was capable of achieving. I suffered a treacherous disability that left me questioning if I would ever even be able to walk again (more of that later). More importantly, it has taught me to view physical fitness not as a solitary endeavor but as something that can be joyfully shared with others

Emotionally and spiritually, acroyoga has been a source of growth and grounding. It has taught me to approach life with balance, to face challenges with grace, and to find joy in the moment.

self discovery and meditation

This practice has become a moving meditation, a space where I can find peace amidst chaos.

Reflecting on the past five years, it's clear that acroyoga has been much more than physical exercise; it has been a journey of transformation.

Through it, I have discovered not only what I am physically capable of but also the depth of my inner strength, the value of deep connections, and the importance of living life with an open heart ready to blosssom.

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