By Rebecca Drew
THIS ambitious acro yoga loving couple have propelled themselves to Instagram-stardom by inspiring 425K followers with their sensational moves.
Spectacular images and video clips show the flexible pair carefully executing a series of high-flying moves including the flag, mermaid and scorpion poses under the watchful eye of their golden retriever. Other stunning clips show the pair practicing on the beach under a beautiful rainbow.
The incredible pictures show Hannah GypsyOn (29) and her partner Pablo Frost (29) from Austin, Texas, USA. The couple have been practicing together ever since they first met at an acro yoga festival in March last year.
“Pablo and I both have similar philosophies on the benefits of acro yoga other than the more obvious physical strength and body awareness you are building,” said Hannah.
“Especially in the western world where men don’t hug and touch and can seem an uninvited guest, we both found solace in connecting with utter strangers so quickly and in a form of safe touch.
“Well, it’s still summer here in Austin and Texas heat is like no other so we’ve been practicing a lot more indoors.
“We like to practice outdoors though, at parks, or just if we see a cool mural in the city to snap a photo. The other day we did a hand to hand on the whole foods escalator. That was pretty challenging.
“In my images, you can see a connection. Pablo and I are very similar and come from the same place on most big issues.
“If we don’t, then he’s been one of the few people to make me think, ‘wow, that’s also true’. Therefore, shifting my perspective. I think our connection translates to video and film.”
The couple practice together for at least an hour a day but Hannah says that she has no idea how many poses they have perfected and insists that communication is the key to their success.
“You not only have to be able to communicate what you need but also listen to what your partner needs and you must to do so in a way that no one feels put down or belittled,” she added.
“We all are too hard on ourselves and take things too seriously, myself included. Acro yoga is about playtime. Don’t think about if you are doing something ‘right’ at first, as long as it doesn’t hurt, play with your partner and see what you can come up with.
“People love acro, I remember being in the park in Medellin with my training partner at the time and although I was practicing fairly advanced arm balances, he did one acro move with someone and it seemed like the whole park turned in awe.”
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