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What are the Benefits of Aerial Fitness?

If you want to test your limits and explore something new and exciting, aerial fitness can be your go-to exercise. Unlike other workouts, aerial fitness is known as the “workout in the air.” It is great for conditioning the body without the need for weights and cardio equipment. 

Gaining increasing popularity, aerial fitness has a wide range of benefits that fuse strength, agility and balance constructively to improve your stamina and boost your self-confidence. If you would like to delve into the world of aerial fitness exercises, here are a few types of exercises to consider and their benefits. 

Aerial Yoga

The practice of using yoga without props is also known as aerial yoga. It was developed by B.K.S Iyengar, an Indian yoga guru who was the first to use ropes hanging from the wall or ceiling. In this yoga style, a suspended silk hammock or belt-like fabric hangs one meter above the ground to support the yoga poses on and above a mat. Unlike traditional yoga, you have the freedom to create an aerial flow and upgrade your favourite yoga moves using the hammock and the force of gravity. 

Bungee Fitness

Bungee fitness exercises are the new sensation in the fitness scene. Bungee exercises usually involve a hip harness that is worn through the legs and around the waist and clips onto a bungee cord suspended from the ceiling. Bungee cord exercises allow users to move and perform tricks that defy gravity while improving your agility, strength, and balance. 

Aerial Hoops

Aerial hoop exercises might not be for the fainthearted, but they are a great way to improve agility. Performed on a large round suspended metal ring, you can sit, stand, or hang in a variety of poses. Originally derived from aerial arts of the circus, aerial hoop exercises are gaining increasing popularity. They are considered the most Instagrammable form of martial arts and are included in several photoshoots. 

Benefits of Aerial Fitness Exercises

Comprising several exercises, including anti-gravity yoga, these weightless exercises have many benefits. Here are a few: 

  1. Alleviate Back and Neck Pressure

If you are experiencing neck or back pain, aerial exercises can alleviate the strain. Because they are performed without straining for a position, they provide you with the needed strength and flexibility to breathe deeply and combat neck and back pain. 

  1. Promotes Circulation 

Body inversion is known to increase the flow of blood throughout the body. When you perform an aerial exercise, you increase blood flow to the brain. When that happens, this increases the concentration of oxygen and nutrients in the blood and enhances the brain’s functions. Efficient circulation improves concentration, observation, and boosts your memory and thinking faculties. 

  1. Strengthens and Tones your Muscles

Aerial fitness is a great way to give your body a total workout without having to hit the gym. Whether you are doing a spin or holding a pose, your muscles will find new ways to stabilize dynamically. This will give you the killer abs you have always dreamt of and improve your body’s posture and traction. 

  1. Improves Flexibility and Balance

When you lift your weight off the ground, you strengthen your joints and ligaments; that is one of the advantages of aerial flexibility exercises. Flexibility plays a pivotal role in improving your strength and freedom of movement. Being flexible has several benefits; besides improving your agility, it helps you perform everyday tasks with ease. 

While many might be apprehensive about exploring aerial fitness exercises, they have several benefits. With a variety of exercises performed high above the ground, these exercises are boundless. 

Unlike other types of yoga, which require correction to avoid injury and slip disks, the sky version is ingenious and graceful. So, what are you waiting for? Let these aerial fitness exercises add a new dimension to your workout regimen.

Aaron Levinson | Staff Writer

Spring 2024

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