Acro Therapeutics is a practice using acrobatic basing to invert, stetch and traction a flyer. This series takes you through the foundational postures of acro therapeutics as well as some of our favorite variations and transitions. We've also some non-flying bodywork sequences for some grounded therapeutics.
Acro Stepping Transitions
This series covers moving from one static pose to another via stepping transitions where base a flyer work together to change shapes. Sean and Emily explain some of the most common transitions between static acro poses to help take your budding acro practice to the next level.
In this video series, Sean and Emily go over 10 connected pops, flyer and base roles, as well as spotting.
Elbow in Traps
Therapeutic massage from the flyer, entering from the straddle bat position.
A really fun and relaxing position for the flyer to just hang out, like a hammock. We enter from the straddle bat position.
This therapeutic posture offers a deep spinal rounding for the flyer from the straddle bat position.
Star to Straddle Bat
This transition is a great exercise for bases to learn how to assist their flyer in getting up onto a higher level. We discuss the concept of maintaining "positive pressure" to enable the flyers weight shift. This transition also sets up the foundation to eventually pop between these poses.
Side Star to Straddle Bat
Sidestar to Straddle Bat to Sidestar is one of the most common transitions in L-basing acro commonly known as carthweels or tick tocks. This transition shows up in many washing machines and has lots variations progressions you can build off of it. In this video we review key points on how to control the level changes and speed as you learn the movement as well as spotting for common pitfalls.
Star to Straddle Bat Connected Pop
This pop is really exciting when we begin working it as it is one of the first inverted pops we can attempt and asks for a good deal of trust in our partnership. In this video we go over the nuances of how to generate power and transfer force as well as the concept of "positive pressure". and how we can utilize the idea to help maintain connectedness as we transition from shape to shape.