You might already love yoga or not... but experiencing aerial yoga is different and here are 7 good reasons why you should at least give it a try!
1. No skills required
Beginners welcome! While it's better to have taken yoga classes before, you don't need to master all yoga positions. Aerial yoga is entirely different and open to everyone who is motivated and keen to learn.
2. It's better for your bloodstream
Some health benefits are amongst the many good things aerial yoga can do for you. Whilst the obvious ones are improved flexibility and the reduction of back pain, aerial yoga also improves the circulatory system and nourishes the skin with an increased blood flow. The latter also helps with varicose veins, a subtle reduction in fine lines, more color in your face, and so much more.
3. You can fall asleep, it's ok
And Savasana is the perfect position to do that. Savasana in aerial yoga is suspended, meaning you are in a cocoon of fabric. The feeling of weightlessness promotes a different sensation than resting on the floor. And you'll, for sure, feel your eyes gently closing.
4. It strengthens your upper body
If you’re looking to work on your upper body, suspension yoga can help since you use your arms and shoulders to hold yourself suspended. The cherry on the cake, it's also a pretty effective ab workout.
5. It does improve your flexibility
As briefly mentioned above, aerial yoga will help you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases both spinal and shoulder flexibility.
6. Aerial Yoga is actually really fun
Unlike classic yoga classes, one of the purposes of aerial yoga is to make you have fun while testing your skills in the air. And it works. It's actually fun feeling like a little monkey!
7. You'll feel brave (and beautiful)
After overcoming your initial fear and despite the possible discomfort at first, you will soon float out of this class both relaxed and fulfilled. Having finally mastered the inversion positions as a little monkey, you'll leave feeling brave and yes, beautiful. After all, not everyone has the courage to do some Yoga upside-down!
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