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What Is Aerial Yoga? How To Perform Aerial Yoga At Home ?

Aerial Yoga

What Is Aerial Yoga?

Aerial yoga is also referred to as anti-gravity yoga, which shares similarities with traditional yoga. However, there is a huge difference. When participating in aerial yoga classes, the weight of your body will be supported by the use of a hammock. This means you will be suspended in the air as it is a great option for beginners and experienced yoga performers.

How To Perform Aerial Yoga At Home?

Aerial yoga seems like a circus rather than a daily workout but it’s actually has been shown to have numerous benefits for health. It facilitates spinal decompression, strong muscles and can even sharpen mental focus and mindfulness.

Gathering your supplies

1)Purchase a yoga swing

Unlike some other sports and workout regimens, aerial yoga requires only one piece of equipment that is a strong stip of silk fabric. It is usually called a hammock or also known as a swing that hangs from the ceiling. When selecting a yoga swing checkout online retailers as well the other thing to consider is to check out the handle options on different swings. Some swing is just barely born drapes of fabric but another includes several sets of plastics. Also, check the weight capacity of the swings you are considering buying.

2) Install your swing in a safe area

In order to practice aerial yoga effectively and carefully, you will need to hang your swing in a ceiling beam. You will also need to place it in an open area of your house or yard whereas many people prefer using a in a garage or also in a gym place so that you have room to move around.

3) Dress in long-sleeved shirts and pants

Due to the high friction nature of aerial yoga, you should have to wear long sleeves and pants while practicing it. After all, armpit and inner thigh skin can be delicate and you do not want sharp pinches to keep you from working out. Also, be sure to take off any jewelry even small earring hoops.

 Starting Your Yoga Practice

1)Start before getting up on the hammock

Since your body may not be used to the motions and force entailed in aerial yoga. It is important that you warm up your muscles before starting your workout. Get limber and ready by extending out all the main muscle groups including your legs, arms, and core for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

2) Stand in the center of your mat and discrete the side of the swing

From this position, you can begin to do some aerial yoga moves such as the aerial lunge. You should be standing close enough to the swing that your face touches and the bottom of the swing’s “U” should heat at pubic bone level.

  • If the swing hits higher or lower than your pubic bone then you should have adjusted it before mounting the swing.
  • The aerial lunge enhances quad strength and stretches out your hip flexors.

3) Place your right leg inside the “U’ of the hammock

In order to complete an aerial lunge, you just need to set your right leg into the hammock and curve it so that the swing set on the lower surface of your leg above the knees. The swing supports your right leg while your left one remains firmly planted on the mat.

4) Position your hands at hip level and slowly bend forward

With your arms, you should lunge forward when inhaling. You should keep your left leg planted as before and feel your left quad and stretching the hip out. In order to maintain balance, you can hold onto the outside of the swing.

5)Rock back to starting position when exhaling

Once you have leaned forward into a lunge position then you should exhale properly and apply pressure to the hammock with your right leg. This will push you back into the starting position so that you can repeat it again.

6) Try out slightly more complex moves, such as half boat pose

Once you have got the basic aerial lunge down, you can move on to other fundamental general poses for example half boat pose.

7) Focus on fine-tuning leaned positions

Like regular yoga, you should have to strive to improve the position you have learned. Take care to be mindful of the execution of every pose even if you notice it is getting to be an old hat. If you are having a hard time spotting problems in your technique then think about putting up a big mirror so that you can keep an eye on your workout.