Aerial Yoga seems to be on everyone’s “must try” list these days, but what exactly is it? Well, it is a truly incredible workout that combines yoga and acrobatics through the use of a hammock that is suspended in the air. Sounds complicated doesn’t it? If you tend to be a bit on the clumsy side like myself, you might even fear for hospitalization rather than a really intense workout. But aerial yoga is safe and is designed for all different skill levels. This type of exercise can be a great new addition to your workout routine; especially if you are feeling a bit bored with your current one.
Depending on the type of aerial yoga class you choose, you will focus on various things. Some classes’ center more around strength while others focus more on stretching and still others more on perfecting traditional yoga moves. The supportive hammock that is used in each class lessens effects like joint conversion and gives you a greater range of motion while performing certain yoga moves. Aerial yoga classes will give you a total body workout and are said to relieve back pain and even improve your posture.
Who Teachers Aerial Yoga?
As stated earlier, these classes are for anyone but having some knowledge of yoga poses will definitely help. The most important thing you need to look for when seeking out an aerial yoga class though is a qualified aerial yoga instructor. You most certainly want to make sure you are being taught by a registered yoga teacher. Then you can ensure proper instruction of things like getting in and out of the hammock and aligning your body with the fabric. Furthermore, certified instructors will be able to walk you easily through the different postures and help you make modifications when needed.
Having Fun at Yoga Class
Aerial yoga is a fun way to challenge your body – and your mind – in ways you never thought possible. By exploring different movements not only will you increase your strength and flexibility, but you will also give yourself the opportunity to have fun with exercise in a whole new way, suspended in the air! Now the only question is… are you up for the challenge?