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Acro yoga blends the goodness of yoga and acrobatics together

Sanjjanaa Archana Galrani

AcroYoga is trending in the fitness circles. It blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, healing, trust and playfulness. By mastering the art of acro yoga you take control of letting yourself go. Acro yoga combines the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts. It not only provides physical benefits but also great mental health benefits and helps in overall balance, concentration and relief from stress. Sanjjanaa shows four acro yoga poses that you can try under the supervision of an acro yoga teacher.

Chair yoga posture


This strengthens hip flexors, ankles, calves, and back. This asana stretches the chest and shoulders. It reduces symptoms of flat feet and stimulates diaphragm and abdominal organs.

Bow pose, Dhanurasana


This stretches the chest and lungs. It strengthens the arms and wrists, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and spine. This pose stimulates the thyroid and pituitary and increases energy and counteracts depression. It is considered therapeutic for healing asthma, back pain, infertility and osteoporosis.

Inverted bow pose


It stretches the chest and lungs and strengthens the arms and wrists, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and spine. It stimulates the thyroid and pituitary and increases energy and counteracts depression. This posture is also considered therapeutic for asthma, back pain, infertility and osteoporosis.

Thrown posture


Kali asana is a squatting pose that opens the hips and groin. The term comes from the name of the fierce Hindu goddess, Kali (from the Sanskrit, kal, meaning “time” and “dark”) and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.” It increases flexibility and also improves focus and concentration, reduces mental stress and energises the body and mind.

  • Sanjjanaa is an actor, yogini and runs Koramangala Akshar Power Yoga Academy, Bengaluru.