Now I am usually not one for yoga, I am more of a Pilates core training kinda gal, but recently a friend of mine started doing Aerial Yoga (anti Gravity) and she swears by it. So I thought, why not try it out! Incase you are’t too sure about it, or perhaps the name itself is enough to run for the hills, Aerial Yoga sees you hanging from the ceiling, on a hammock like apparatus. Yes, I believe I now have your attention.
Designed to let your body hang freely, Aerial Yoga aims to decompress your spine and vertebrae, as well as promote flexibility and strength. Now any ideas I may have had about this type of yoga, (think Monkey bar type of fun) were thrown out the window and it turns out, Aerial Yoga not so easy, but incredibly challenging, fun and addictive. It has fast become my favourite type of yoga (believe me I’ve done them all) and my go to summer fitness regime.
Aerial Yoga pushes you mentally and physically, using your own body weight in every pose. When you are in the midst of Aerial Yoga you are concentrating so very much and are acutely aware of every inch of your body, that the outside world simply falls away. You focus on you and you alone, because if you don’t you may end up smack bang on the floor. It may have been the only hour in my day, where I solely focused on myself and what my body was capable of. What I really enjoyed most about my experience, was how surprised I was with what my body could do. I have done yoga before, but the lightness of my body allowed me to move in ways I never have in a standard class. Combined with the incredible energy, this was certainly what made it interesting and fun.
If you are like me and don’t consider yourself a “yoga girl” try Aerial Yoga for some energy lifting and challenging fun.
Now you know my new summer fitness regime…tell us, what will you be trying this summer?