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Aerial yoga, or anti-gravity yoga, has become an increasingly popular way to destress and enjoy all the benefits of traditional yoga without many of the restrictions.
Not only is aerial yoga fun, (are you telling me you wouldn't want to be wrapped up in a silk cocoon for an hour?) but it puts an elegant twist on an ancient practice. Like the performers in Cirque du Soleil, aerial yogis can enjoy effortless inversions and flows they may not otherwise have the pleasure of experiencing in the common vinyasa or ashtanga class.
Being upside down is excellent for your spine alignment and for the health of your vital organs – plus it feels amazing!
We let one foot loose at a time while upside down and stretched into an inverted Dancer’s Pose and finally challenged ourselves to come up into a pose called the Vitruvian Man.
For Vitruvian Man, we climbed up the silk from our upside down poses and came into a wide straddle at the top of the silk cradled around our legs.