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Antigravity Yoga: The Latest Craze

Looking for an extremely blissful workout experience?  Try Antigravity Yoga – a new kind of workout that may be hard to find, but that is quickly becoming popular all over the world.  The class has been described to “increase one’s overall health and physical agility while having fun and creating beauty.”

Aerial Yoga is a new type of Yoga that uses a circus hammock as a tool to help students achieve the traditional Yoga positions. Traditional Yoga positions lead us to a calm nervous system.

AntiGravity Yoga is the leading proprietorial method in the aerial yoga trend. Developed by former gymnast and dancer Christopher Harrison, AntiGravity Yoga provides a workout that allows you to stretch and strengthen without over stressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae.

With anti-gravity yoga, students use both the hammock and the floor to immediately feel the improvement in their flexibility, strength and alignment, and to understand how to use the skills and benefits achieved through using the hammock while attending non-aerial Yoga classes and other physical activities.

Some tips when going to an AntiGravity Yoga Class:

  • It is usually advised that you practice yoga on a empty stomach, and that is especially true of AntiGravity Yoga, what with the inverting, spinning, and pressure of the hammock on your abdomen.
  • Long pants and a shirt with sleeves are must-haves, since the hammock can dig into your arms and legs under the weight of your body.
  • Sometimes you might feel some pain under your hips in forward folds, though it should abate with continued practice.
  • Those with certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma and high blood pressure, are advised not to undertake this practice, so be sure to check your medical history against this list.
  • As with any yoga practice, coming prepared with a sense of humor and a willingness to try new things goes a long way toward making an AntiGravity Yoga class a fun and relaxed experience.

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