Communicating in a clear & loving way is super valuable when it comes to AcroYoga. And yes: when it comes to being a human being too! So how can you upgrade your communication skills? And in which way do they improve your AcroYoga practice?(and life ;) )
1. Practice 3 rounds without words
You just saw an amazing AcroYoga flow on YouTube and want to practice it with your partner. You watch it together and give it a shot.
After one round you both have your feedback ready:
“You should bend your leg more”
“You should straighten your arms”
“I need more support here”
“You didn’t catch me there”
After exchanging feedback you try it again, but now you have so many guidelines to focus on that you start to overthink. And that’s not helping at all. Sound familiar?
Here’s what to do:
Try three rounds without speaking.
You always need to warm up, tune in to each other and let your body get used to new movements. It’s called calibrating ;) Besides, your partner probably already feels what he or she can improve.
So before you mention all the things that could be better, give yourself and your buddy some space. Let it fail. Trust the process. And then give each other some feedback.