Aerial Yoga is a new fitness trend. Aerial Yoga is a super fun, creative, stimulating and relaxing activity. Aerial Yoga decompresses the body and allows a person to put more trust into life.
What is Aerial Yoga?
Aerial Yoga is a new type of body work-out that is inspired by traditional yoga. This fitness fusion technique combines the traditional yoga principles such as breathing, stretching, self-massage and meditation in different poses with aerial art, pilates, acrobatics, gymnastics and dance with the use of hammock.
Aerial Yoga Hammock
The Aerial Yoga swing or hammock, is a simple piece of material - low hanging, wide aerial fabric - suspended from a ceiling or framework. The hammock, by supporting your body weight, helps to achieve particular yoga postures and deep stretches in a more relaxed way. Using a yoga swing can help to decompress the spine and avoid some injuries associated with practising these stretches and positions on the ground. For example, it might be much easier in mid-air using the hammock to make a reverse post and allow the blood to flow to your head and relax the muscle.
Aerial Yoga as Fitness and Sport
Aerial Yoga can improve flexibility and alignment, it also helps to develop core strength as well as breathing techniques. Deep breathing helps people feel calm which can increase their mental flexibility. As Aerial Yoga is utilised to change one's dynamic relationship to the ground, it also allows the participant to better understand their body. More dynamic moves and positions such as flips, spinning and swinging can be achieved by adventurous and advanced users. Aerial Yoga can also be customised for celebrity performances and shows.
Aerial Yoga and Health
Practicing Aerial Yoga is the best way to fight against back problems and pain. Aerial Yoga helps you to cope with spine issues such as chronic lower back or neck pain, scoliosis and Scheuermann disease. Doing Aerial Yoga can also help people relieve sciatica pain. You can become taller in just one session, as Aerial Yoga lengthens your spine when you hang freely. The body receive the benefits of zero-compression inversion. These kinds of inversions create space in between each vertebrae and release stress and tension from the lower back. After class you will be stretched to your maximum height, varying between ¼” to 1 ½” taller. Unfortunately, the effects are not cumulative.
Aerial Yoga also has benefits for internal body function management. For instance, the circulatory,respiratory and digestive systems are reactivated through blood circulation. By improving blood flow to the thyroid and pituitary glands, “happy hormones” may be boosted (i.e. serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine). Using the hammock gently restores and repairs the muscular, structural and nervous system as well. Due to this Aerial Yoga relaxes your mind, nourishes your skin and improves memory. Aerial Yoga can also increase the neuroplasticity of the brain (one’s ability to learn).
Aerial Yoga and Psyche
Aerial Yoga provides psychological benefits as it shares body-mind connection principles. Doing Aerial Yoga helps generate your emotion system. Because it not only alleviates you from stress, but also helps you battle stress in any situation. Through conquering fears you can enhance your self-esteem.
Aerial Yoga and Spirituality
Regardless of shape, size, age and fitness ability, Aerial Yoga shares its benefits with all. Aerial Yoga is spiritually up-lifting. It promotes your creative ability in your artistic skills.
Aerial Yoga wear
Please wear workout clothing: leggings and a top that covers your underarms - sleeve. As you will be upside down, sports bra for females and fitted (not too loose) t-shirts for guys are recommended. No socks, unless they are sticky. No jewellery. Please bring water, a sweat towel and an open heart and mind.
Aerial Yoga is not suitable
- If you are pregnant
- If you are brestfeeding
- If you have glaucoma
- If you have high or low blood pressure
- If you have a heart condition
- If you have had recent surgery (less than 12 weeks post op)