WHY YOU SHOULD ADD IT TO YOUR BUCKET LIST
Being in balance and relaxing the mind is the ultimate value of yoga, but not every session requires you to get on a mat.
Aerial Yoga is a hybrid type of yoga pioneered by Michelle Dortignac in 2006 combining traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with a use of a hammock. The Method was developed by Christopher Harrison in 2008.
There is no doubt that yoga is a magical practice – bringing together the mind and the body to optimize both mental and physical health. Dance on air while toning your muscles, increasing flexibility and strengthening the entire body.
The aerial-modified asanas call for greater usage of our core, increasing muscle strength and stability. It shares a lot of similarities with traditional yoga, however in aerial yoga there is a significant difference: your body weight is supported by the hammock – a fundamental prop for this practice.
While the best way to understand this anti-gravity yoga is to give it a try, here are some F Zeen insights:
AERIAL YOGA BENEFITS:
- Anyone can do aerial yoga without having done any yoga before or be super flexible and fit. The hammock supports and helps to get into the poses and there are different levels to all of the moves, which they can be modified – if necessary – so everyone is able to participate in an aerial yoga class.
- It counts as cardio too. The physiological responses to aerial yoga align with more traditional forms of cardio exercises like cycling and swimming (320 calories burned in one 50-minute aerial yoga session)
- You’ll walk away feeling Ze(e)n. Mind-body activities can reduce stress and aerial yoga is no exception.
REASONS TO TRY AERIAL YOGA:
Increase full-body flexibility
Core strength and fat loss
Alleviate back and neck pressure
Improve core strength
Boost confidence and mood
Improve Circulation and Blood Flow
It’s Time to Try Something New
Remember: It takes time to really trust the fabric but eventually it will give you a boost of confidence never felt before. There are times that you need to look at life with a new perspective.
When life turns you upside down, simply adjust your view and “hang” in there.