“Your Wings already exist, all you have to do is fly” – Unknown.
I attended an aerial yoga class with two of my friends. All I have to say is if you’re ready to turn your workout and yoga class experience entirely upside down, this is where’s it’s at. The class is a combination of yoga, pilates, and strength conditioning.
The moment I entered the studio, I noticed several colorful hammocks hanging from the ceiling beams. I was ready for the Cirque du Soleil!
The instructor started out with aerial poses, simple flowing sequences & basic inversions. When trying the challenging inversion poses I initially thought I wasn’t going to make it till the end. It was becoming a bit uncomfortable, engaging my core muscles to balance and stabilize myself but I didn’t quit.
However, as I was hanging upside down ~ suspended in air, I felt a decrease compression in my spine and it felt good but praying the hammock wasn’t going to let me down either. We all came out of the one hour class feeling great, elongated and of course hungry.
The following day my abs and shoulders were sore. I don’t have a muscular upper body so when we had to pull down on the hammock to lift myself up, I wasn’t landing as softly and slowly as everyone else. Ha.
This is yoga to the power of ten. 🙂