Fitness is as much about one’s mental strength as it is about physical strength. In fact, to amp up one’s fitness practice, one first needs to make up their minds. If you too have been a pro at yoga on the mat, and have been thinking of upping your fitness game, it is time you try aerial yoga. Considered to be an effective way to push the body to do more, aerial yoga has been a favourite with Bollywood celebrities.
Take a look.
“Upside down never looked better. Kareena Kapoor Khan inverting in our flyfit hammock, a throwback from studio times, can’t wait to get back onto the hammocks,” Anshuka wrote on Instagram.
Here’s why aerial yoga is good for you
In aerial yoga, one performs the same poses that they do on a yoga mat, except that you are suspended on a silk hammock which helps provide support. The hammock, which is attached to a ceiling, helps improve flexibility and build strength while allowing the body to ace challenging poses without added pressure on nerve joints, shoulders, head, or spine.
Doing acrobatic yoga poses on the hammocks are also considered an effective way to boost mood, and improve the body’s ability to manage stress.
As per Parwani, “antigravity inversion flushes nutrients and oxygen to the face, increasing blood circulation in the facial capillaries that gives your skin a natural and healthy glow”.
What to wear?
A long-sleeve top and leggings, which are not too loose, are ideal.