Slackline Yoga Library
Slackline Yoga Library
While learning directly from a qualified teacher is the fastest and safest way to learn how to slackline, we are confident that you can use this site as a tool to learn to slackline too. You will gain the most benefit from reading the slackline yoga session and then returning to this library. We highly recommend you study the safety protocols and learn how to rig a slackline before you step on any lines.
All the poses listed in this page are being done using a 1-inch slackline and most of them on an eLine slackline.
Remember that anything you can do on the ground is possible on the line! The best advice we can give you is to breakaway from any preconceived notions of what is or isn’t possible. Connect to your breath, focus on the
present moment, and have fun.
Oh yeah and show us your practice!
Slackline Yoga 101 Video
We suggest you start reviewing this video. If you would like to study an updated version – including the advanced foundations – check out our Art of Slacklining Video on Demand.
Foundations of Slackline Yoga
We teach these six poses in most of our beginner classes. Similarly to a yoga Sun Salutation they should be practiced often and should be included, in one way or another, during most of your slackline yoga sessions.
As we developed the practice we found ourselves coming back to these poses. They became the building blocks to our practice. We discovered that we could use them to feed – in more than one way – our more advanced practice. Instead of spending hours falling from the line while attempting a new pose, we found refuge on using these poses to focus our training on the individual skills necessary to attain other poses. This allowed us to access other poses with ease, safety and progress faster than attempting the more advanced poses on their own.
Use these poses to identify your strong and weak points in the practice. Spend time – a lot of it – learning, cleaning and mastering these fundamental poses. Whenever you find yourself being challenged, physically or mentally, by any pose, come back to these fundamental poses and identify which of them you need to spend more time practicing.
Once you are starting to feel connected to the Fundamental Principles of Slacklining, there are four more slackline principles to turn your attention to. We refer to these as the “Advanced Foundations”. While all nine of the slackline principles are important whatever position or transition you are in, we’ve chosen four new poses to illustrate these new principles. Adding them to your slackline practice will begin to unlock the ability to perform varied and difficult transitions with ease.
We hope that this library helps you find a new path of practice. While we often put ourselves in complicated positions please remember that this is not the goal of yoga. The goal is to find this union in everything we do.
Advanced practitioners are not measured in the poses they can do.
They are measured in the time it takes them to find a quiet mind, a gentle gaze and an inwards peacefulness that radiates to everyone around them, everywhere they go.
Live in balance,