A new trend is emerging in the fitness world: Anti-Gravity Yoga!
To me, this particular workout seems great for people struggling with joint problems or injuries. By doing postures in the hammock, students are able to achive zero compression inversions which protects their joints, spine and alignment. Plus, they get to look like those ribbon people at the circus.
Why Inversions Are Awesome:
Inversions are an amazing part of a yoga practice in general, as they increase blood flow to the brain and release neurotransmitters.
Inversions move around Lymph- Lymph is a fluid that contains hormones and other message sending chemicals. Lymph is rich in white blood cells and plays a large role in keeping your immune system healthy as well as removing toxins from your tissues. There is no mechanism to move these fluids throughout your body, but it is vital that they circulate. So spending time upside down is a perfect way to do this!
By achieving inverted postures in this hammock, students can enjoy all of the benefits of inversions without any compression on the body’s skeleton. I am not sure how true zero-gravity yoga is to the actual postures, however, I think it would be a fun, interesting way to stretch, tone and recharge. (and to spread that Lymph.)
So find a class near you, turn on some dramatic music, get a spot light and you will feel a little bit like the opening act in a Cirque Du Soleil performance.-Which is everyone’s dream, right?