- by Medikoe Health Expert
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- Feb 02 2018
BENEFITS OF AERIAL YOGA
Aerial Yoga also known as Anti-gravity yoga is a combination of traditional yoga asanas, developed by aerial performer Christopher Harrison—a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer. It includes a series of exercises such as acrobatics, pilates and dance moves combined with yoga and performed suspended in the air with the help of a hammock.
To practice Aerial Yoga, you need a hammock suspended from the ceiling with the help of support chains, about 2 to 3 feet off the ground or as per your convenience. This may sound scary but the hammock won’t tear with your body’s weight and the pressure you thrust upon it as it can take weight up to 300 kilos.
So, how does aerial yoga benefit us?
- TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
The way aerial yoga has been designed it allows all the body parts to move and stretch. It helps to tone muscles and strengthen the joints.
- IMPROVES MIND HEALTH
Aerial yoga helps rebuild our emotional system, clearing the mind and relieving stress due to its meditative state.
- INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
Aerial yoga allows you to move more freely, with minimal effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, strengthening the core muscles and increasing flexibility.
- GOOD FOR BACK PROBLEMS
As you hang freely, your spine lengthens. Aerial yoga puts less strain on your back and eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint.
- AIDS DIGESTION
The various types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, helping in managing various digestion related issues, including constipation and indigestion.
- HEART DISEASES AND AGING
Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, keeping aging and its symptoms at bay. Aerial yoga detoxifies the circulatory and lymphatic systems, lowering the chances of various cardiovascular issues.
Aerial Yoga has a plethora of benefits to your mind and body and is a great way to exercise while having fun. However, unlike other yoga and exercise forms, do not try it on your own. Find yourself a certified yoga instructor to guide you through the yoga form.
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