Want to improve flexibility and core stability in a fun new way! Come try our Trapeze Workshop on 4/22! Classes will include work on our brand new yoga trapezes! So, what is aerial yoga good for? How will it improve my overall strength, health and well-being? The list of benefits of anti-gravity yoga are similar to the list of benefits of a traditional yoga practice with a few important differences.
- It relieves compression in the spine.
One of the biggest benefits of hanging in the hammock during poses like downward facing dog or back bends is the relief on the spine. Instead of the natural downward compression of your spine produced by gravity, the muscles in your spine release and relax as you hang, reducing pressure and joint compression.
2. Aerial yoga challenges your central nervous system, mental capacity and proprioception.
Simply put, practicing in the silk yoga swing adds a level of elegant complexity as well as assistance to simple postures that requires mental focus and patience as you learn how to move your body through each pose.
3. It Increases pulling strength.
This particular benefit is probably the most interesting because the movement type of “pulling,” like when you perform a pull-up, isn’t found in the traditional yoga practice. With the repetitive pressing in yoga, during sun salutations and/or chaturanga, can create muscular imbalances in the shoulders. Over time, this can lead to repetitive stress injuries.
The act of pulling yourself up into the hammock as well as during other transitions is a great way to keep your shoulders balanced and healthy in both pulling and pressing.
4. Praticing anti-gravity yoga improves flexibility.
With the help of the silk hammock, practitioners are able to refine and improve their alignment and relax into the pose. The ability to relax the body leads to improved flexibility.
5. It’s beginner-friendly.
Aerial yoga is accessible not just for advanced practitioners but for beginners as well. With the added support of the hammock, new students can play with posture and alignment while building the strength to execute yoga poses on their own. Not only that, it allows for questions and added support from the teacher as the number of students per class is lower than a traditional yoga practice. Check out 2 year old Tiny Dancer Nattie working on her unassisted bridge pose! Dancers of all ages and levels can benefit from this Workshop!
This class is open to everyone! You do not need to be a BBDC student to enjoy the benefits of this class! Space is very limited! Contact the studio ASAP if you are interested!