BATON ROUGE- Acro Yoga is sweeping the nation and Baton Rouge is hopping on the bandwagon. It uses a mix of yoga postures, Thai massage techniques, and acrobatic flair. The innovative exercising technique can help build strength and trust, while releasing tension.
Some of the poses can be a little intimidating, but Acro Yoga has something for everyone. Joshua Roberts is an Acro Yoga instructor through his company GYMFIT. He believes the joy of Acro is more than just getting into the next pose, it's staying strong through a pose until you've mastered it.
"For me it's just like a release from the world," said Roberts. "I love the gratification whenever you put someone upside down. It's like the excitement you see in a child and it's amazing."
Ashley Pfantz is a former gymnast. She was nervous the first time she tried Acro Yoga, but now she's hooked. You don't have to be in shape to love Acro Yoga, or have huge muscles. All you need is an open mind.
Check out the video to watch News 2's Rebecca Buchanan give Acro Yoga a try.
GYMFIT does a free Acro Yoga class at the LSU lakes every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Joshua Roberts' information is listed below for anyone interested in getting in shape with a new exercise.
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