Those Crazy Photos Lena Dunham Keeps Posting Are AcroYoga

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If you've been following Lena Dunham's Instagram feed, you know that she's been accomplishing a pretty impressive feat lately — other than, you know, writing, acting, and producing one of the buzziest shows on television.

The Girls auteur has taken up AcroYoga, and she's good at it, too! In fact, she recently posted a third trippy photo of herself in AcroYogic action on Instagram, showing off her flexibility and balancing skills.

Lena Dunham shows off her acroyoga skills (Instagram)
Lena Dunham shows off her acroyoga skills (Instagram)

"For today's addition, smiling sideways on the 6'7 @acropediaorg!" she wrote. "Yes, we are utilizing an empty bar in the morning (long story, kids.)" We should reiterate for her: This photo is not turned 90 degrees, Lena is.

Before that, she posted a photo of herself upside down, balancing on her partner.

Lena Dunham shows off her impressive skills (Instagram)
Lena Dunham shows off her impressive skills (Instagram)

"The journey continues," she wrote. "I haven't been in this position since sophomore year! Hyuck yuck yuck @kohayoga."

We won't ask about her sophomore year, but we're sure it's a good story. How she wound up in this position is also probably a good one.

The actress-writer-director first showed off her acrobatic yogi skills a few weeks ago, while giving a hat tip to her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, for motivating her to try something new.

Lena Dunham is now an acroyogi (Intagram)
Lena Dunham is now an acroyogi (Intagram)

"As @Jackantonoff says, it's good to try new things," she wrote in an Instagram post. "Thank you for not dropping me @acroshirt!" (Yeah,that would hurt!)

Her caption was actually a direct reference to when Antonoff posted a photo of himself trying out the yoga practice a few weeks earlier.

Jack Antonoff jumped on the acroyoga bandwagon first (Instagram)
Jack Antonoff jumped on the acroyoga bandwagon first (Instagram)

"It's good to try new things I think," he wrote.

But Dunham and Antonoff aren't the only famous folks who are super into AcroYoga. Back in 2013, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan showcased their skills on

Live with Kelly and Michael.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan try their hands at acroyoga on <i>Live With Kelly And Michael.</i> (YouTube)
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan try their hands at acroyoga on Live With Kelly And Michael. (YouTube)

Last year, Gisele Bundchen showed off her AcroYoga prowess on Instagram.

Gisele Bundchen shows off her acroyoga prowess (Instagram)
Gisele Bundchen shows off her acroyoga prowess (Instagram)

And Elsa Pataky has also been flipping upside down in the name of om.

Elsa Pataky flips upside down, too (Instagram)
Elsa Pataky flips upside down, too (Instagram)

Even though it's having a serious moment right now, AcroYoga, which was founded by Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer, has actually been around since 2003. It's more than just a trendy way to show your Instagram followers that you're a Peter Pan in training — it has serious benefits that go beyond the physical.

According to its website, it doesn't just put you upside down and scare the bejeezus out of you if you're new to the practice — it fosters "trust, playfulness, and community." Since it requires two people, you've got to trust the other person — you're literally in that person's hands... or feet, to be precise.

Since the exercise regime blends trust and contorting your partner in various (safe!) positions, it seems like a pretty natural choice for a couple's workout. And since Antonoff and Dunham are both exercising their inner AcroYogis, might we see any Instagrams posts of them AcroYoga-ing it up together anytime soon?