Think you're too inflexible for yoga? Try this!
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CREATED Jul. 17, 2013
WFTX - It's basic yoga. But up in the air. And it's really catching on!
"From here you can allow those hands to come off the floor and you're completely supported,"
It's called aerial yoga.
They hang hammocks from the ceiling and work on different poses.
From swinging, to inversion, to other aerial techniques, gravity is used to better stretch and strengthen the body.
It also has the added of excitement of doing yoga in flight.
"It's a whole wellness program where you integrate traditional yoga moves into something that's more contemporary," says one yoga instructor.
And experts say it's designed for any age or skill level.
"It was a lot of fun. You're hanging form the ceiling and you just kind of glide through the air. It was really cool," says one practioner who tried it for the first time.
"It's all about confidence and all about you trusting that something will hold on to you," adds her friend.
They wrap up the class focusing on calming the mind, body and spirit.
It's a workout that takes you high in the air and leaves you fully grounded back on earth.
There are aerial yoga studios
The closest we could find in our part of Southwest Florida is Circusoul in Sarasota.
Anutarra Yoga in Deerfield also offers aerial yoga.