Fitness Activities & Tips

Antigravity Yoga: A Fun Way of Working Out

Imagine Cirque du Soleil, Pink in her 2010 Grammy performance, and the beautiful women swinging from the ceiling in The Great Gatsy. Antigravity Yoga is not just an artistic expression but also a type of exercise that produces amazing fitness results while having a lot of fun.

Antigravity Yoga

AntiGravity Yoga is a fusion class of Yoga, Pilates, Dance and aerial gymnastics developed by Christopher Harrison. It was originally created for athletes and gymnast and has since been modified for everyone. Unlike traditional yoga, Antigravity Yoga gives students more room to stretch in every direction allowing them to perform advanced yoga poses without compression.

Antigravity Yoga: How does it work?

This unique combination of aerial arts and yoga uses a suspended silk hammock that could hold up to 1,000 pounds safely. This is used to support your body while you invert, hang, execute different postures and relax in between stunts. The physical and mental benefits of this type of yoga are often felt immediately.

Antigravity Yoga

Antigravity Yoga: What are its benefits?

Most actions we engage in focus downwards, towards the front of the body and we rarely bend backwards or stretch up,chances are that we have bad back posture.

Antigravity Yoga often involves hanging upside down, performing backbends and inversion.

These movements help:

  • Decompression of the joints and spinal discs
  • Improves posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Relieves stress
  • Relaxes tensed muscles
  • Increases relaxation and improves mood
  • Expands chest and rib cage increasing oxygen intake and improving blood circulation

Antigravity Yoga Tips for beginners:

  • Put on long pants and shirts with sleeves so as to avoid injury caused by the hammock rubbing
    against the skin.
  • If you have any underlying disease like arthritis or other joint pain, inform the instructor.

AntiGravity Yoga is more challenging than any other forms of Yoga because most positions involve supporting and holding your bodyweight in mid-air. But it’s not difficult; once you get comfortable, you should find the poses easier perform!

Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the general manager of a privately owned corporation in Manila, Philippines. She is a life-long learner who is extroverted to the extreme, knows four languages, is loud and outspoken, and enjoys adventure in the mountains, the beach, and the city. You can throw her wherever and she'll handle it like a pro. Her weaknesses include ice cream and beer.

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