More Info about Aerial Yoga

Our Aerial Yoga classes merge traditional yoga with aerial arts.

Our hammocks are a new kind of ‘prop’ that aid in body positioning and alignment. We focus on strength, flexibility and fun. Since our hammocks allows for safe inversions, we are able to work on spinal decompression from your very first session. There are so many fun and rewarding yoga poses you may have found challenging in a traditional yoga class.

Here at Shakti House you get to embrace growth in these poses on your first try. If you are new to yoga or aerial arts, our Beginner Aerial or Restorative Aerial are perfect places to begin. You will feel safe, challenged and rewarded.

Everyone gets to use the hammock for the entire class, so space is limited to 12 people. It’s a good idea to pre-register.
Combining the asanas of yoga with the aerial fabric produces the health benefits of increased blood flow, flexibility in the spine, stability in the shoulders and core strength. The aerial fabric eases the body into the positions and offers a safe and creative way to practice a new style of yoga. This exciting and supported style of yoga will build confidence in all levels and especially ALL BODY TYPES of students and offers a unique experience to yoga. All Levels Welcome, but geared for those new to the silks!

AERIAL classes start promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to get set up in your silk. PLEASE WEAR A SHIRT WITH SHORT OR LONG SLEEVES – NO TANK TOPS! THANK YOU!

Doors will close at the scheduled time. Because silks are limited, and Aerial is in high demand, we will give away your spot if there is someone waiting. If there is not someone at the studio, you will be charged.

 

“The inverted poses revitalize the whole system. They take the weight off the legs, relieving strain. By inverting the inner organs, they activate parts that are sluggish. They improve circulation and tone the glandular system. They help concentration as blood is brought to the brain, and are a marvelous aid to sleep.”

—Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta. Yoga, The Iyengar Way. 1990.

PLEASE WEAR A SHIRT WITH SHORT OR LONG SLEEVES – NO TANK TOPS!  THANK YOU! and PLEASE pre-register for all Aerial and Anti-Gravity classes. They tend to fill up.

AntiGravity Yoga helps improve blood flow

Hanging upside down and moving acrobatically, often in mid-air, with legs wrapped around hammocks made from parachute silk, is the coolest new fitness trend to emerge from the States.

AntiGravity Yoga is the brainchild of American choreographer Christopher Harrison, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil. Anti-Gravity is a bit more of a calisthenic workout, using the silks for balance. Aerial is more of a yoga class!  Try them both, you’ll discover new aspects of how your body moves in each one!

 

 

“The hammock is so supportive that almost anyone can try more difficult poses, such as turning upside down, without risk,” the Daily Mail quoted Gillian Reeves, National Group Exercise Manager at Virgin Active, which is in the process of launching the class nationwide, as saying.

“Doing this means that muscles are worked in unfamiliar ways so that they become more evenly toned.

“So many of us slouch in front of computers all day. The inversion sequences – where you hang upside down – relieve compression from the spine and straighten it out. It may help alleviate back problems,” she said.

 

It is also claimed that by improving blood flow to the thyroid and pituitary glands, hormone function may be boosted.

Pink incorporated AntiGravity into one of her sets, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey are apparently fans, and sexy young things about town, such as the stars of ‘Made In Chelsea,’ also enjoy classes.

Virgin Active is emphatic that it’s necessary to take medical advice if you have any conditions or have undergone recent surgery before taking part.

(Article published in The Times of India.)

Below are common health conditions that require a physicians approval before inversion:

  • The use of Anti-Coagulants such as Blood-thinning drugs or aspirin, to reduce clotting of the arteries and blood vessels
  • Bone weakness, recent fractures, skeletal implants
  • Conjunctivitis – (Pink eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart or circulatory disorders
  • Hiatal hernia or ventral hernia
  • High blood pressure and hypertension
  • Middle ear infection
  • Extreme Obesity
  • Pregnancy beyond the first trimester.
  • Retinal detachment
  • Spinal injury
  • Stroke
  • Ministroke (TIA – Transient Ischemic Attack)

(Cited from the Comfort Channel Inversion Therapy Theory and Precautions)

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