Aerial yoga is a modern type of yoga which combines the traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a hammock as a tool to help students achieve and deepen traditional yoga positions.
The weight of the body is either partially or fully supported by the hammock as you move through a variety of yoga postures including inversions, hip openers, hamstring stretches, and restorative postures. The hammock provides a unique and fun take on traditional yoga, while also allowing students with limited mobility the ability to deepen or hold postures that would have previously been inaccessible.
Anecdotal evidence indicates that by facilitating bending and stretching of the whole body during exercise, muscles and joints will be strengthened and rehabilitated, and the spine decompressed as the body hangs freely.
Aerial yoga also helps to build Core power and improve balance, flexibility, stability and endurance.
As with other forms of active exercise, the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems are improved through increased blood circulation.