Summer trend: Couples tormenting us with AcroYoga

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AcroYoga from 600 Ft Natural Pillars

You likely know at least one couple who can't resist a gushing Facebook status update or flirty Twitter exchange for all the world to read. Research suggests that you don't like people when they do this, even if you don't know them or their romantic story. But what about when you're confronted with photos of a fit, ambitious couple you know wearing Lululemon and hoisting each other in the air? You gaze upon their musculature and their loving grip on one another. You think: "Could myboyfriend do that?" You are at once entranced and disgusted.

We can’t believe we’re already on Day 4 of #InspirationGenerationChallenge! Dice and I are pretty new to this whole challenge thing and are having a blast learning and connecting with everyone! Being a beginner is such a humbling experience, especially when you learn something new. We just realized that with a #StopDropAndYoga, we should be tagging someone else to do the same! That is how we build the posts in the hashtag and the sponsors are donating based on the posts so please tag a friend and let's come together to raise donations for Nepal! We tag @carsonclaycalhoun to try this pose out and make it hilarious...please 😂. ------------------------------------------------------------We are so grateful to have @MandukaYoga be a part of this challenge. For the next two days, @MandukaYoga will be donating $1 per post up to $500 to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund for Nepal. ------------------------------------------------------------ To participate: ✔️Stop, Drop and Yoga! ✔️Follow my fellow co-hosts and our sponsor @mandukayoga ✔️Donate, if you can, to any of the sites that offer relief to Nepal. ✔️Use the hashtag #InspirationGenerationChallenge ✔️Nominate and tag a friend to do the same ------------------------------------------------------------ FYI - the @IGGETAWAY website is now live! Check it out to learn more about our event and come take my class in L.A. this August!

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Even if you unfollow both parties, you may still happen upon strangers' photo shoots on the beach or in the park. There are more than 11,000 Instagram pictures tagged #couplesyoga and the movement has its own Instagram account (@couplesyoga) bearing the tagline "learning the importance of trust and communication."



While social scientists have yet to examine the motives of fitbragging couples, a recent study comparing people's personality traits against the content of their Facebook status updates found that those with low self-esteem were more likely to post about their relationships and narcissistsmore frequently shared updates about their diet and fitness routines. The authors said that less-confident people posting about their partners could be "a way of laying claim to their relationship when it feels threatened" and that narcissists might share how they maintain the flesh to "express the personal importance they place on physical appearance."



Couples AcroYoga seems to lie at the confluence of connection and self-expression. If you've scrolled through the photo stream and have a strange desire to further peer into the depths of #fitspo meets #relationshipgoals, may we suggest browsing the Instagram tag #yogakisses.



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