If you’ve always dreamed of flying through the air with the greatest of ease, do we have the class for you.
Aerial Yoga is the hottest class out there these days and with good reason: It’s fun, easy and helps you take your fitness to a new level. So, what is it? It’s a large silk hammock suspended from the ceiling that supports your body weight while you do a variety of yoga poses. You use the hammock as a swing or as a rope to create a unique and uplifting workout.
Here are 7 reasons why you should be adding Aerial Yoga to your exercise regime.
1. No experience needed!
You don’t have to be super bendy or have studied yoga in India to get benefits from Aerial Yoga. It’s made for every fitness level and experience which is the beautify of it. It’s just you and the silk hammock and your instructor guiding you through a safe and experience appropriate class.
2. Yoga poses become easier
Have you ever struggled with holding a balancing yoga pose? The aerial yoga hammocks work as support for many of the exercises providing you something to hold onto and to help with balance. I’ve had many people in my class not able to do certain yoga poses until they tried them with Aerial Yoga.
3. It’s a thrill!
There is so much fun to be had in aerial yoga! It creates a big element of play, something we tend to lose as adults. But in the hammock, you can swing just like you did when you were a kid. And you get to do flips and somersaults too!
4. It’s a fantastic core workout.
Because some of the moves are taken off the floor, your core gets challenged in a new way which makes more muscles fire. You’ll feel your core work as a stabilizer in many of the exercises.
5. It’s a Non-Impact Workout
If you want an easy on the joints workout, aerial yoga is for you. You are fully supported with the silk hammock so that makes it easier on your knees, wrists and ankles.
6. It makes your back feel amazing!
When set up in an inversion in the hammock, your spine lengthens. This not only allows the muscles to relax but it creates decompression through the vertebra, much like an inversion table (only much more fun).
7. It increase your flexibility
Aerial yoga helps you to move with more freedom then in a regular yoga class. Being suspended in the air helps to release tension on the bones and the muscles as well as improve shoulder & hip flexibility.