Acro-Yoga: New Practice Combines Yoga And Acrobatics — Called The New Couples Therapy

Most folks have heard of acrobatics. Many people have heard of yoga. However, the surging practice called “Acro-Yoga” is likely unheard of, but not for long. Acro-Yoga combines the best of the two disciplines to come up with a new exercise unique to its own.

According to My Fox LA, acro-yoga is something practiced by celebrities like Gisele Bundchen and Girls star Lena Dunham. But it’s not only female stars practicing Acro-Yoga. Singer Adam Levin and his wife practice acro-yoga as well. Not only is it a discipline that claims to help the mind, body, and soul — Acro-Yoga is being credited with helping couples in a therapeutic manner as well.

Acro-Yoga means couples have to trust one another enough to lift and support each other through their poses — making Acro-Yoga akin to one of the trust exercises used by couples’ counselors.

The popularity of Acro-Yoga can be witnessed by the nearly half of a million photos on Instagram found under the #acroyoga hashtag. Some of the top posts and videos tagged #acroyoga show the downright strength and endurance and discipline that it takes hold the Acro-Yoga poses.

Plenty of the Acro-Yoga photos are beautiful to behold. For example, a recent photo by yoga teacher Robin Martin, dubbed “a yogi and an acro yogi,” has gained nearly 4,000 likes on Instagram. It features two women performing Acro-Yoga with two men on the beach — and the strength displayed therein captures what followers love about Acro-Yoga.

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ABC News calls Acro-Yoga a new way to help couples bring their relationship in balance. Indeed, some of the major tenets of Acro-Yoga would involve excellent communication. Partners would have to be able to clearly give instructions to one another — and listen well enough to know their Acro-Yoga mate’s next move, or else risk injury. Beyond the physical benefits of Acro-Yoga, which can be vital in terms of increasing endorphins and oxytocins and other feel-good hormones associated with the brain and “love emotions,” relational benefits accrue as well, say experts.

Another Acro-Yoga photo proving quite popular is one of the page, who urges folks to metaphorically and physically place people around themselves that lift them higher. It’s a sexy Acro-Yoga photo that helps illuminate why pundits are falling in love with the discipline.

Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.

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As reported by the Inquisitr, yoga helped Britney Spears recover her womanly form after the pop star had gained weight from emotional turmoil.

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