Aerial yoga is a type of yoga that combines Pilates movements and traditional yoga poses, spiced up with dance exercises while using a hammock to help and support the different postures. For this reason, it is often called anti-gravity yoga or suspension yoga too.
There are several reasons to be obsessed with yoga, as it improves flexibility, offers cardio-metabolic benefits and above all, it increases mental balance also. Aerial yoga includes all these wonderful advantages, linked with some more – thanks to the hammock, hanging upside down can ease body pain and moreover, it is especially helpful for those with back pains, scoliosis or a herniated disc, for instance. In addition, it lengthens your ligaments and enhances skin condition such as reducing fine lines and improving varicose veins.
Besides numerous physical effects we mentioned, Aerial yoga helps evolve a remarkable upper body strength and is a great option for cardio as well. Despite the absolute lack of “pulling” movements, it improves shoulder balance and it is also one of the best ways to strengthen the abdomens.
This is a suitable choice for beginners as well. Due to the fact that practices are assisted by the hammock, in Aerial yoga each movement are easier to perform in the air than it would be on the ground. When learning new postures and alignment, newcomers build significant body strength to be able to execute poses on their own. Moreover, these classes have less participants thus the teacher can provide a more personal relationship by giving specific advice and customized directions.