New mom Nikki Reed using acroyoga to get back into shape

Actress Nikki Reed is easing herself into acroyoga to help regain her pre-baby figure after becoming a first-time mother last month (Jul17).

The Twilight star and her husband, actor Ian Somerhalder, welcomed daughter Bodhi Soleil on 25 July (17) and on Thursday (24Aug17), the new mom reposted a photo of herself being lifted into the air by her brother, Nathan, as he showed her a few stretches from the popular exercise, which combines yoga and acrobatics.

In his original Instagram caption, Nathan wrote, "More stretches and rejuvenating postures. #Teamwork. This time with my beautiful, loving, caring sister who is now a proud mother of a gorgeous little girl.

"This easy pose stretches her hips, triceps and even her abdomen, which are of course still in repair mode. Of all the postures, there were a few that really felt amazing for her. This was one of them."

"Can you believe how amazing she looks?" he gushed about Nikki's slim figure just a month after giving birth. "I swear she's already in proper shape to join me for the San Diego Triathalon (sic) next month..."

Nikki, 29, shared the same image on her Instagram page, and admitted she was looking forward to eventually stepping up her acroyoga skills.

"This might make me feel like a bada** but if you know Acro-yoga, you'll see it's really just a basic stretch," she wrote. "Can't do much yet, but while I wait and recover, I might as well do things that make me feel like superwoman with my big bro. Thanks for the sweet afternoon Boog, I can't wait to get back into some serious moves with you".

Nikki and Nathan's posts emerged days after Ian heaped praise on his wife as "an amazing mom" and thanked her for sacrificing her "whole being" to carry and nurture their first child in a touching tribute online.

The couple wed in 2015.