L.A. based Equinox yoga instructor, Briohny Smyth, blew up the internet with her latest edition of incredible (and steamy!) yoga arm balances in "The Contortionist." In this new video, “The Balancing Act,” Smyth practices partner yoga with her husband, Dice lida-Klein, (check out his insane yoga on a paddleboard).
Quick warning: This is easily one of the most beautiful, entrancing, and, um, "intimate" three-and-a-half minutes of yoga ever. That intimacy actually made the crew on set, at times, feel like they should up and leave the room. How do we even get into this kind of yoga? The acrobatic duo says it took a lot of trust and communication to pull off the stunning strength success. Of course, they're also both yoga instructors.
The video stirred up some controversy over its sexual nature. Some commenters on the Equinox site, and elsewhere, were not exactly pleased with the eroticism of the clip, but the flexibility, strength, power, and teamwork of the married couple is undeniable.
They manage to make the sequence look as easy as a simple sun salutation, gracefully flowing from pose to pose. Raging electric guitars and a waterfront view amp up the intensity of the routine. Just imagine ending a practice with a savasana like that. Woah. Wipe the brow sweat.
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