Aerial yoga is a type of yoga which uses a hammock or yoga swing to allow students to perform postures that they may not ordinary be able to attempt on the yoga mat. It combines traditional yoga with moves inspired by pilates, dance and acrobatics.
In Aerial yoga, the hammock is kept close to the ground, generally less than a meter from the floor. It becomes a swing which can support the hips in both forward and back bends. For many people, yoga postures that are difficult on the ground can be performed more easily and with less strain on the body in mind-air.
Aerial yoga has particular benefits for strengthening a stretching the whole body, decompressing the spine, improving circulation, boosting digestion and lifting one’s mood. In particular, Aerial yoga strengthens the core as well as the arm and legs, to support the body in mid-air. Although Aerial yoga can be performed by people with all the levels of fitness.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR:
Individuals who have high blood pressure, cataracts, are pregnant, or anyone whom hanging upside-down could cause medical complications.