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

Paula Mooney

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.

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.

[Image via Instagram]