Benefits of Aerial Yoga.
Aerial yoga shares a lot similarities with traditional yoga. However there are big differences.
When participating in an aerial yoga class, the weight of your body will be supported by a fabric hammock. This means you’ll be suspended in the air!
It’s a great option for beginners as well as experienced yogis and those interested in acrobatics or aerial arts.
Great for People who suffer with back pain
While everyone can benefit from aerial yoga classes, they’re especially great for people experiencing back pain. Because of the hammock’s support, far less pressure is placed upon your joints.
Aerial yoga doesn’t strain the spine, which is a huge advantage for back pain sufferers.
You’ll be able to obtain a full body workout without any discomfort.
Helps with Breathing
Controlled breathing is an important aspect of yoga. While hanging in the air, you’ll be able to totally relax. Aerial yoga enables you to comfortably maintain every pose. Over time, you can even expect to improve your lung capacity.
In order to maintain a great range of motion, you must consistently work on your flexibility. Aerial yoga classes will help you to safely stretch your muscles and tendons improving your balance and range of movement. Being suspended in the air gives you more space to move freely. This means you’ll be able to perform yoga poses that you might find more difficult to do on the floor.
Don’t under estimate the stress relief that stems from participating in an aerial yoga class. If you happen to be going through a rough time or experiencing anxiety attacks, aerial yoga will help you to relax and let go of everyday tension and stresses.
It gives you an opportunity to meditate and focus on positive thoughts (while hanging upside-down!) Beyond just stress relief, the pro's of being inverted include increased balance, more energy and better focus. Many clients experience a better nights sleep after an aerial class. When you’re inverted blood flows to your brain and provides oxygen it needs for brain function as well as releasing all of the feel good chemicals such as Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins which will leave you feeling amazing at the end of a session.
Aerial yoga offers more than just peace and relaxation. It also helps burn calories. Through sequences you will utilise your upper body and core strength to maintain the balance and tension required to stay in control of the silks. Being suspended in the air will sharpen your proprioceptors as you transition through sequences into aerial postures and inversions. In fact, a study performed by the American Council on Exercise, shows aerial yoga rivals the effectiveness of aerobic exercise. During a 50-minute aerial yoga session, you have the potential tomelt away 320 calories. After six weeks, your risk of cardiovascular disease will be significantly lower.