On the Internet we see more and more photos of celebrities performing various exercises in the air on long multi-colored cloth flaps, and news about the discoveries of the aerial yoga studios appears one after another.
In 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow, known for her love of a healthy lifestyle, shared her story on anti-gravity (that is, denying the power of gravity) yoga. From that time, America was overwhelmed by a general love for aerial silks exercises, that is a long piece of cloth hung from two edges to the ceiling.
Despite the fact that anti-gravity is a patented technique, many athletes and fitness instructors, inspired by the idea of such training in the air, create their own sets of exercises and workout using a silk hammock as the main tool.
The peculiarity of this yoga practice is that all exercises are performed either completely in a hammock or with a partial support on it, which allows you to align the asanas and support the body. Constant balancing is good for hidden muscle.
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It loads the muscles inactive in everyday life, helps to master complex asanas, including inverted poses very quickly - they can be performed in a hammock without support on the floor. According to this, if you compare anti-gravity yoga with classical yoga, it develops flexibility much faster, because the hammock helps to strengthen the tension and stretch the muscles.
It is important to know that practicing yoga on a silk hammock almost completely relieve tension from the spine and allow maximum stretching of the near-vertebral muscles. Of course, air yoga, like nothing else, promotes relaxation and calmness: slow rocking in a hammock similar to a cocoon helps to relieve stress and relaxes.
Despite its fragile appearance, the hammock is able to withstand a weight of up to 200 kg, which makes it an almost universal simulator for both experienced athletes and beginners: anyone can try this kind of training, regardless of the level of preparation.
It cannot be said that anti-gravity exercises are a revolution in the world of fitness. In the end, it is just an opportunity to diversify routine or get carried away with something new. Find a yoga studio in your city and you will love this anti-gravity yoga.
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