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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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