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December
12
2013

Do it Safe: Reducing the Risks Associated
with Aerial Yoga
Aerial yoga is a variation of the famous exer...
4. Patience – Be patient when attending
sessions because learning aerial yoga takes
time. The body needs to adjust to diff...
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Do it Safe: Reducing the Risks Associated with Aerial Yoga

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Aerial yoga is a variation of the famous exercise that involves suspending the body in mid-air. It’s an innovative way to perform stretching activities, while improving overall well-being. Aerial yoga routines and poses are similar to its parent exercise, but require the use of a hammock instead of a mat.

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Do it Safe: Reducing the Risks Associated with Aerial Yoga

  1. 1. December 12 2013 Do it Safe: Reducing the Risks Associated with Aerial Yoga Aerial yoga is a variation of the famous exercise that involves suspending the body in mid-air. It’s an innovative way to perform stretching activities, while improving overall well-being. Aerial yoga routines and poses are similar to its parent exercise, but require the use of a hammock instead of a mat. Due to its unusual nature, performing this activity has risks. Here’s how to practice aerial yoga safely: 1. Health Issues –Consult a doctor before signing up for aerial yoga classes to avoid pain and other conditions during and after the activity. Aerial yoga isn’t advisable for those who have or had a history of heart disease. Hanging and doing different poses might stress the heart, which can be a dangerous trigger. 2. Pregnancy – Pregnant women are discouraged from doing this type of yoga. Since the body is sensitive during pregnancy, the pressure might not be good for the baby. It’s better to look for instructors specializing in yoga for pregnant women instead. 3. Misinformation –Yoga isn’t a substitute for medical care. Even though it has many health benefits, consulting the doctor is still recommended. This way, they can provide the necessary treatment.
  2. 2. 4. Patience – Be patient when attending sessions because learning aerial yoga takes time. The body needs to adjust to different poses and stretching movements, so it receives less pressure. Self-studying isn’t advisable for beginners, as it might strain the muscles or causes an accidental fall. 5. Attire and Equipment –Wear proper clothing to avoid movement restrictions. T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, jogging pants, and leggings are the ideal attire. Most aerial yoga centers offer complete equipment, so participants don’t have to bring or buy their own. This also assures that the hammock is attached to the ceiling properly. Yoga has benefits for the mind and body. For those who want something new in their exercise routines, Sources: http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/the-health-benefits-of-yoga http://www.fitnessrepublic.com/yoga/what-is-aerial-yoga.html http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/info/aerial-yoga.asp

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