Cocooning relaxation! An unequaled sensation but before you get there it will still be necessary to handle the fabric and maintain your poses with this unique Aerial Yoga style.
A silky hammock in the shape of a shoulder strap, which is draped on the ceiling and supports all your weight.
The Aerial Yoga native of New York is now popular all over the world. Its popularity has been observed in people who spend a large part of the day sitting or have back pain.
Aerial Yoga uses a hammock or swing to help students adopt yoga postures that are usually difficult for them on the yoga mat. This is beneficial because it has a decompressive effect on the spine and provides a feeling of lightness.
This style combines traditional yoga with movements inspired by dance, pilates and acrobatics. It was created by dancer and acrobat Christopher Harrison.
What’s aerial yoga?
Aerial yoga is a creative training method that fuses yoga, pilates, dance and circus aerial arts. We use a type of hammock suspended between 1 and 3 feet from the ground, allowing us to execute movements in suspension with or without contact on the ground, and in inversion.
It teaches restoratively (which repairs the body’s tissues) or soft and intensive physical training for the more curious. The method also adapts to all ages.
How to do aerial yoga?
The advantage of taking off your ground routine is that you lose your point of stability; you begin to engage your muscles, especially those in your lap belt, immediately without even realizing it.
Shortened meditation, warm up. Legs come out of the fabric to perform kicks. The ankles rest on it for the inclined plank, hands on the floor. Arms curl in to stretch the back at a straight angle, feet on the floor. Stay focused. The gesture becomes aesthetic and the hammock is under control. Flexible and mobile, it increases the amplitude of stretching. Poses are held on up to five breaths and create a dynamic rhythm.
To surrender to the feeling of weightlessness requires trust in his hammock. it’s time for a flying posture: folded fabric on the pelvic bone, lying face down, arms stretched back to hold the textile trapeze. A controlled sloshing is enough to create a sense of carelessness as if this game of balance came to counterbalance our daily anxieties. This sensation does not last, the standing position on the hammock, which shears the arch, brings you back to reality. Then come the roulades or the asana of the ” upside down do”. This inverted posture is maintained longer, allowing the spine to lie down. Strange but not unpleasant. For the final relaxation, everyone wraps himself in his nest.
There are a number of postures to try during an aerial yoga session, the most popular include the pigeon and the star inversion.
As with other forms of active exercise, the respiratory and digestive systems are improved through increased blood circulation. Yoga in general and aerial yoga, in particular, is beneficial for emotional, psychological and spiritual health.