In the new age of hybrid workouts and yoga practices, trainers are now pushing the disciplines to their limits, and Aerial Yoga is a prime example of this phenomenon.
A combination of traditional yoga asanas, acrobatics, and dance postures, it makes extensive use of a fabric hammock, to put an edgy spin on an old-time practice. The prop helps you strike dynamic yoga poses that further refine and advance your practice, both on and off the ground.
Form-fitting clothes, hair pulled back and no jewelry whatsoever is the way to go. You don’t want any loose ends to get trapped in the hammock to avoid injury. Also, compression active wear that covers the armpits and legs will prevent friction burn and tone your body at the same time.
Over time, those who religiously do their Aerial Yoga routines will see an improved sense of strength, balance, flexibility and stability. Needless to say, the practice will give you enviable body alignment, and can help reduce stress and muscle tension too. The workout is addictive, liberating, and will give you a surge of energy —nothing like you’ve ever felt before.
While Aerial Yoga makes for a great workout, it is not advisable for those who suffer from glaucoma, high blood pressure, vertigo, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Additionally, this is a no-go zone for pregnant women, people with artificial hips, and anyone who has had Botox recently.
For the remaining folks, Aerial Yoga is as fun as it sounds. So sign up for a class and make sure your trainer is an experienced one. This yoga practice is not mild-mannered, and should not be done at home, or unsupervised.