Article from Yoga Life Magazine, July/August 2014
Trust. What does it mean to you? This one simple word can be defined in so many ways and for everyone the answer will be different.
Reliability, truthfulness, loyalty, friendship … the list goes on. But could you feel it? Like, really feel it. Would it feel like flying through the air with your eyes closed, knowing that someone would catch you should you fall? Would it feel like letting go, like surrendering completely to another and knowing that they have your back? Would it feel like the world stopped, just for a moment, to witness the beauty and respect that comes from mutual trust.
For me, trust is a practice. Just like yoga. It’s not always something that comes naturally. Yet every time I get on my mat with one of my AcroYoga partners, I make the decision to let go, to surrender, to trust. And we fall into the beautiful dance of union and partnership where communication happens through breath, through touch and the occasional verbal cue when necessary. To me, this is divine. Play. A space where we let go into each other and create a physical bond that is both sacred and safe. For trust doesn’t always come easy, but it sure is worth it.