Exercise is important to your health, your mood and your future physical abilities. But, sometimes getting geared up for a high-intensity interval training workout or strength training is not what you had in mind. While those particular workouts are important, so is flexibility, stretching and core training.
7 reasons to start Aerial Yoga :
Improve your blood pressure and cholesterol :
If you practise yoga consistently, your lung capacity will increase as a result of the deep breathing process. This will then have a positive effect on more intense sports that you might be a part of, increasing your stamina and endurance. Furthermore, meditation and calming yoga asanas slow down your heart rate which in turn lowers blood pressure and have also been linked with improving the immune system and lowering cholesterol.
Ease painful symptom (back spasms, scoliosis, herniated discs...) :
Hanging upside down opens up your back and allows everything to relax, which significantly reduces stress in your back muscles and reduces, or even eliminates, acute and chronic pain.
Aerial Yoga helps in the relief of back pain in four ways:
- Rehydrate discs
- Reduce nerve pressure
- Realign the spine
- Relax tense muscles
Lengthen your ligaments :
Inverting reverses the pressure of gravity, which can aid your joints and ligaments just as much as your muscles. The joints in your spinal column can fully open up and decompress the most when you are upside down, as opposed to sitting, standing, or even lying down. If you have suffered from any pain in your joints, especially in your back, consider using inversion to decompress and improve your overall health.
Slows the aging process :
Regular suspended inversions manage the adverse effects that gravity imposes on our bodies. As a result we will stand and even BE taller. Improved circulation affects the “glow” and tone of the skin and boosts collagen productivity. That results in firmer, smoother skin – a kind of natural facelift! With boosted lymphatic drainage and detoxification, visual signs of toxicity such as acne, cellulite, fluid retention, and varicose veins tend to reduce. Inverted positions also help reposition prolapsed, protruding organs resulting in flatter midriff.
Improves your mood :
Focus on the mind, on your breathing to quieten the constant ‘mind chatter’, relieves stress and allow you to feel relaxed. Practising these breathing techniques on a yoga hammock can also boost oxygen levels to the brain, leaving you feeling happier and more content with everyday life.
Improves your Health :
Reported benefits include improved circulation, joint mobility, spinal decompression, cellular oxygenation, enhanced neurological function, lymphatic drainage, enhanced immune system and improved digestion to name just a few.
Improve your mental stimulation :
The body relaxes up to 35 % more deeply when in an inverted position. Increased flow of nutrients and oxygen to the brain boosts mental function by 14%. It also stimulates neuro-transmitter production which releases more of the “happy” hormones such as endorphins and seratonin into our nervous system. And that – results in a more positive outlook on life.