Remember how much fun you had playing the airplane game as a child? There you were airborne, hoisted onto someone else's knees. Well, you can relive the fun now with your man through this acro-yoga workout. This relatively new variation of yoga starts with standard poses and then adds layers of influence from Thai massage and circus tricks. The Washington Post puts its newest fitness columnist, Leonard Bernstein, to the newbie test with this acro-yoga routine made for couples. It was his first time ever trying any sort of yoga—and we'd say he passed with flying colors.
Bernstein and his partner were guided by acro-yoga instructor, Vanessa King, through a series of positions. "Acro develops a greater sense of what yoga is—union. Everything we do is with at least one other person," King told The Washington Post.
What a good sport you are, Bernstein! We're loving it and we want to try these moves. But readers you can be the judge. Watch Bernstein go through the yoga moves here in this instructional video.
Then take some mental notes and grab your guy for your own at-home yoga class. Doing these circus-inspired moves together is a guaranteed way to bring a smile and likely a few laughs, too, to you and your man's faces. And as you work your way together to a better physique, you just may enhance your union, too, through your action-packed acro-yoga session.