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Acroyoga & Backgammon: Opposites that achieve the magic balance

By LLM Reporters on 17th July 2019

Wellbeing has become a hot topic in recent years, as our modern lifestyles become busier by the day and taking five minutes for a bit of ‘me time’ when things get too much has become more important than ever before.

From mindfulness meditation to massages, and brain training games to gentle exercise, there are plenty of ways to spend a little time relaxing, unwinding, and focusing on your own wellbeing. But what does it take to achieve the ultimate balance?

Well, how about making acro-yoga and backgammon an essential part of your day?

True, they might come as an unexpected suggestion, particularly when combined with one another. But when it comes to what the two have in common, the answer is quite simple: put them together, and they have the power to help you achieve that magical balance of spirit and consciousness.

It’s no secret that the key to wellness is connecting our body and mind; one cannot feel balanced in a broken body, nor in an unhappy mind. So, what exactly are this magical pair – and how can you use them both to take care of your mental and physical state?

The ancient game of backgammon

Backgammon playing field and dices - games background
Backgammon is amongst the most ancient board games on the planet, and settling down to play it for an hour or two each day can have huge benefits for your mental wellbeing

Backgammon is amongst the most ancient board games on the planet, and settling down to play it for an hour or two each day can have huge benefits for your mental wellbeing. Requiring focus and concentration, a game of backgammon can make for a mindful experience that keeps you very much in the moment – leaving you with little time to ruminate, worry or wonder about other things.

One of the greatest advantages it offers, aside from being mentally invigorating, is that you can play it online for free, any time, any place – making it easily accessible, wherever you are. And, with millions of active players all over the world, it promises to challenge you, keep you glued to the action, and make get you using giving those brain cells a workout.

To find out where you can play backgammon online, go here to read more.

The fitness trend of acroyoga

Young couple practicing acroyoga on mat in studio together. Man and woman doing yoga exercise, copy space
Acroyoga is a physical practice which combines yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage

While backgammon soothes your mind and provides the much-needed relaxation through lots of fun, acro-yoga serves as the perfect partner in taking care of your body. Remember, to be truly at peace, it is important to nourish and care for both – and adding a few hours of physical activity a week to your routine can make the world of health to your overall wellbeing.

Acroyoga is a physical practice which combines yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. Often referred to by practitioners simply as acro, it includes all types of partner and group acrobatics in which at least someone is lifted. In the most popular type of practice, known as Lunar, the base, – or the giver, supports the weight of the receiver, moving them around (to stretch and twist) and massaging them. The receiver is very passive in this practice. It’s their job to hand over control and relax.

Requiring concentration and agility, acro promises to challenge you and test your strength and balance to their limits, whilst also providing a relaxing and invigorating workout that makes for the perfect way to reset.

One of the exceptionally great things about Acro is that it’s a partner-based exercise that requires you to team up with a partner to practice and exercise – something it also has in common with backgammon.

The perfect combination

When your mind and body are one, your spirit reaches its ultimate form, and from there, anything is possible

Both acro and backgammon are mentally and socially engaging ways to spend your free time. Backgammon allows you to enter the magical realm of fun in the virtual world, while acroyoga lets you enjoy the wonders and magic of nature.

Find time for these two activities in your busy week, and both your body and mind will thank you for it. Keep them up, and you’re certain to enjoy an improved feeling of balance in your life, on both a mental and physical level.

If that sought-after feeling of peace and tranquillity is your ultimate goal, then don’t hesitate to give them a try. As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and experiencing them for yourself is the best way to understand the benefits they can offer as a pair.

When your mind and body are one, your spirit reaches its ultimate form, and from there, anything is possible.

Zing Events provide the most adventurous and exciting acroyoga retreats and festivals that will allow you to experience what wellness is all about. 

And don’t forget, all the information you need about playing backgammon online can be found here.