Ever-improving equipment and revamped routines always take health and fitness to new heights. This time, the acrobatic moves of anti-gravity exercises fuse with traditional yoga poses, banking on timing, physics, and trust. Are you ready to be swept off your feet – literally?
Anti-Gravity: A Friend with Benefits
Reducing weight on joints, anti-gravity exercises benefit all fitness dabblers, from the enthusiast to the advanced. Overweight clients, in particular, can exercise unencumbered by excess weight. It also trains all sorts of athletes for greater endurance and speed with reduced risk of injury.
The predominance of the zero compression inversions throughout the sessions are the most valuable part of anti-gravity yoga. More than about physical strength, the exercise is more about trusting in your abilities. Here is a routine where users are inverting their bodies but not putting weight on the spine. Such contraposition allows gravity to take its effect on your synovial fluid, rehydrating your vertebrae and helping to improve your posture, along with the workings of your lymphatic and circulatory systems.
On the airborne end, the low-impact silk harness of anti-gravity yoga integrates inversion therapy with yoga’s focus on strength and flexibility. Such make for body decompression and muscle lengthening.
Here to Stay
It’s springing up in rehab centers and physical therapy offices, and most commonly in yoga studios. They put a little “Namaste” in Cirque du Soleil-esque moves, flipping the world of fitness on its side – literally – with anti-gravity hammocks.
The thing about anti-gravity yoga is that it gets extremely addictive. Just like when you see a weight bench in the gym – you’ll see an anti-gravity yoga hammock in every gym everywhere. It’s quickly being the norm all over the world, especially among celebrities.
Treading the Learning Curve
It takes a little time to adjust to the placement of the aerial hammock on your body. If you’re scared of hurting yourself, not knowing where to place the fabric, then all you need to do is just take your time and pay a little more attention to what’s going on in your session. Just trust that you are capable of taking a leap into anti-gravity exercise.