Flip your world upside down!
What is Aerial Yoga?
Aerial yoga is a practice that combines traditional yoga postures with pilates exercises, using a yoga swing/sling/trapeze (with or without handles) to aid and support the pose. It offers a safe and easy way to flip your world upside down through supported inversions.
You will feel supported in back bends and inversions and will experience full relief on the spine. During an inversion the spinal muscles release and relax as you hang, reducing pressure and joint compression.
Why choose Aerial Yoga?
Total Body Workout
Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened.
Aerial yoga helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity, which can lead to development of your own artistic skills.
By counteracting gravity, aerial yoga helps you move more freely, and with less effort. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.
Alleviates Back Issues
The chance to hang freely allows your spine to lengthen and alleviates back problems. With less strain on your back, tension in the spinal cord and hip joint is eased, helping you to feel better.
Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is beneficial cross-training, for example, it helps runners increase stamina and aids faster recovery.
Enhances Your Mood
Another key benefit of aerial yoga is that it gets your adrenaline going as you are defying gravity! It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine, which boost your mood and increase energy.
Whilst resisting gravity can be exciting, aerial yoga also helps with balance and stability. These are two key components in daily activities and become increasingly important as we age.
The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus relieving various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.
Your Twilight Years
Aerial yoga improves blood circulation and detoxifies the circulatory and lymphatic systems, helping to combat symptoms of various cardiovascular and other issues that can appear as we age. It also fortifies your neural connections, therefore rendering better memory power!
A restorative yoga option is available if you're feeling tired, stressed or worn out. Benefits include:
Deeply relaxes the body.
Stills a busy mind.
Releases muscular tension, improving mobility and flexibility.
Improves capacity for healing and balancing.
Balances the nervous system.
Boosts the immune system.
Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.