Move, Connect, Play

The Art and Science of AcroYoga

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 22 Apr 2022
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Essentials

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Move, Connect, Play is a book detailing the core principles of AcroYoga, a practice that melds the spectacle of circus arts with the healing power of massage and the breathwork of yoga.

Get ready to learn how to fly.

AcroYoga is a movement practice that combines the balance and connection of yoga with the fitness and intensity of acrobatics, as well as the holistic healing power of physical therapy. People come to it for all kinds of reasons—they may have chronic pain and are looking for a long-term solution to manage it, they may want to lose weight, gain muscle or increase their mobility, or maybe they just want to experience it with their friends or partners to deepen their relationships. Some even just want to have some fun together.

In Move, Connect, Play, founder of AcroYoga International Jason Nemer shares the core principles of AcroYoga for athletic performance and for life, as well as 10 key areas of training (strength, flexibility, technique, balance, breath, gravity, relationships, mental, emotional, and sustainability). He also offers specific exercises and routines for how to train safely and effectively in each area.

This is a book that millions of AcroYogis around the world have long been waiting for, and one that is an essential read for high-performance athletes, weekend health warriors, and spiritual seekers alike.

Move, Connect, Play is a book detailing the core principles of AcroYoga, a practice that melds the spectacle of circus arts with the healing power of massage and the breathwork of yoga.

Get ready to...


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Advance Praise

"Jason is an incredible character, who travels the world with next to nothing. He introduced me to my latest obsession — AcroYoga."

—Tim Ferriss

"Jason is an incredible character, who travels the world with next to nothing. He introduced me to my latest obsession — AcroYoga."

—Tim Ferriss


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Move, Connect, play introduces readers to the concept of acroyoga. Using the general concepts of yoga but expanding upon them by adding play to the mix.

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What an absolutely fascinating book. I am not sure I will be able to convince my partner to join me in AcroYoga but even if I can't, the journey of reading this book was entirely worth it. It introduced me to new concepts, both physically and spiritually, and was a pure joy to read.

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This is a comprehensive book about partner or acroyoga. While I barely practice individual yoga, I’m very familiar with it, and I wanted to see what this yoga style was all about, and see if there were any poses I could adapt for improving my balance.

The book is terrific. It starts with a strong introduction to the various types of yoga and then provides a solid introduction to acroyoga. One thing that stands out is that “flying yoga” is FUN. I found myself wishing I were younger, stronger, and had a partner with whom I could explore these interesting and new postures. The poses are described step by step in easy to follow detail and are accompanied by excellent photos.

This book is a must have for anyone exploring this style of yoga, and even this non-practitioner can recommend it without hesitation.

I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley.

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This is a helpful wealth of information on acroyoga. I enjoyed this very much and I highly recommend to anyone needing more information.

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This was a very interesting and well put together book. I liked how we we’re introduced to the various yoga/stretch positions. They really help to lengthen and strengthen your body for the next phase. If you’re serious you can with some practice learn handstands and other intricate poses. There’s lots of guidance in this book that will lead you to wherever you want to be or take your yoga practice. The prompts are easy to follow and there are a lot of pictures for guidance. I feel like if your goal is acrobatic yoga then this is definitely the book for you.

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This book is really intriguing! It introduces AcroYoga with many pictures and detailed instructions on technique and form. I liked that they showed both correct and incorrect form to help the reader recognize proper technique. There are many step by step pictures throughout!

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This book was received as an ARC from St. Martin's Press - St. Martin's Essentials in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I learned a lot from this book not only for the physical aspect of acro yoga but, for the mental aspect of acro yoga. I loved the photos taken and for us visual learners, this would be a dream to learn. My husband and I are looking for more exercises to do together and from the positions demonstrated by Jason and how to correctly perform the techniques, it will take some time but, it's still definitely something I would like to learn. I know there are a handful of people who study or potentially study yoga, meditation, health and wellness and they will most definitely appreciate what this book has to offer.

We will consider adding this title to our R Non-Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

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Move. Connect. Play., by the founder of AcroYoga, is not just a book about acro-poses but also about the philosophies and tenets of yoga. This book was not exactly what I expected. I have studied AcroYoga with students of the author in the distant past and found acro practices to be more about strength and poses and less about the feels of the heart and mind, but this book included quite a bit of yogic philosophy. The instructions for how to best connect the base and flyer were thorough and easy to understand, as well as spotting and partner work.

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Even though Movement and AcroYoga has been around and a form of connection for centuries we find in our "busy" culture we forget the wisdom you gain from self reflection. This book returns your focus to the ‘right type’ of functional movement, a shift back toward quality movement for healing rather than focussing on load or quantity. As the author states "trust is the invisible hand that transforms someone along this spectrum of human potential"

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Move, Connect, Play is a book AcroYoga which is a practice that melds the spectacle of circus arts with the healing power of massage and the breathwork of yoga. It was very interesting to learn about. Using ArcoYoga can help you heal from many ailments such as chronic pain. I definitely plan to try to incorporate some of these moves into my daily life to help with pain. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for an ARC.

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Honestly loved this book. It is well laid out, thorough in explaining how to do things(including pictures for what it should look like) and easy to use. My husband and I had a great time trying different combinations. Want to reconnect with your spouse/bf/gf/ friends? Get this book and start playing.

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For a book about such a vibrant moving practice it started a but slow. As a yoga teacher (who dabbles in acro for fun) I really enjoyed how philosophical the book was at points. The images used to show how to get into poses were very clear. It was the perfect introduction and overview of the discipline.

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I was interested in the book for flexibility exercises. I have done basic yoga in classes at the gym and am not personally interested in partner yoga. However, for those who are interested in this discipline, this is a very thorough book. The author invests maybe half of the text in philosophy, which is part of yoga as a practice. Some of this is interesting. However, I was not expecting so much of it. The illustrations are useful. Quotes from multiple sources are enjoyable and inspiring. The general training principles are applicable to other sports and disciples.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Move, Connect, Play: The Art and Science of AcroYoga by Jason Nemer. Found this book very helpful and insightful.. I have learned allot just has I had hoped I would. Will be looking for more from this author.

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