Asymmetry in Line Pose

Definition - What does Asymmetry in Line Pose mean?

Asymmetry in Line is a posture found in AcroYoga, a style in which traditional Hatha or Vinyasa Flow are combined with acrobatics. A key feature of AcroYoga is that it is practiced by two people together. Asymmetry In Line is an intermediate level supine base posture, in which one person provides the base (in contact with the ground) and the other person is a flyer (lifted off the ground by the base).

Yogapedia explains Asymmetry in Line Pose

To practice Asymmetry In Line, follow these steps with a partner:

  1. Begin by transitioning through 'Hand to Hand' (L-base with feet supporting flyers shoulders, flyer upside down with legs pointing towards the sky, both holding hands with palms flat and two fingers supporting each other's wrists).
  2. Base: bend arms to 90-degree angle, lowering elbows to the ground. Release feet from flyer's shoulders one by one, and slowly lower legs to the ground. Point toes away from body.
  3. Flyer: Take left hand to base's right hip.

This pose can be held for as long as both practitioners can remain stable, and should be repeated on the other side. This requires core strength and upper body strength from the flyer, so it is important to warm up the body prior to practicing Asymmetry In Line.

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