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Gymnastics and yoga

acrobatic

adjective

involving balancing, jumping, or turning your body with great skill

acrobatics

noun

the skills or movements of an acrobat

cartwheel

noun

a circular movement in which you throw yourself sideways with your hands on the floor, swing your legs over your head, and then come back with your feet on the floor

chakra

noun

any of the seven main areas of spiritual energy in your body, according to a yoga theory

gymnast

noun

someone who does gymnastics as a sport, especially someone who takes part in competitions

gymnastic

adjective

relating to gymnastics

gymnastics

noun

a sport involving difficult physical exercises designed to increase your strength and ability to bend and balance

handstand

noun

a movement in which you put your hands on the ground and balance your body and legs in the air

headstand

noun

a position in which you are upside down with your head and hands on the floor and your legs in the air

horse

noun

a piece of equipment shaped like a large box that is used in gymnastics

the lotus position

noun

a yoga position in which you sit on the floor with your legs crossed

parallel bars

noun

two bars on posts that are parallel to each other, used in the sport of gymnastics

Pilates

noun

a form of exercise in which you develop the muscles in your abdomen in order to control your body movement and protect your back. It is similar to yoga.

position

noun

a way of placing your body in ballet or yoga

side split

noun

a physical movement that involves spreading both your legs sideways while sitting on the ground

slacklining

noun

the sport of walking or balancing on a piece of flat nylon rope stretched above the ground

somersault

noun

a movement in which you form your body into a ball and roll forwards or backwards on the ground

somersault

noun

a somersault performed in the air, for example when diving into water

somersault

verb

to perform a somersault on the ground or in the air

the splits

noun

a position in which you rest on the floor with your legs spread wide in opposite directions

springboard

noun

a strong board used for helping you to jump high in sports such as diving (=jumping into water) and gymnastics

tumble

verb

to do gymnastic movements in which you roll your body over on the floor

tumbler

noun

someone who does a particular type of gymnastics on the floor

yoga

noun

an activity that involves doing physical and breathing exercises to make you stronger and make your mind and body relax

yogi

noun

someone who knows a lot about yoga

acrobatically

adverb

cartwheel

verb

slackliner

noun

trampolining

noun

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