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Aerial Yoga

Happy Wednesday!

If your week is going anything like mine, I hope that you are praying and making sure you are surrounded by good energy. Don’t let whack individuals with no lives ruin your spirit. I read a post this week that stated “Positive affirmations come in every jargon. Don’t let people tell you because you speak a certain way you’re not practicing spirituality correctly.” With that being said here’s my mantra for today:

Never let a hater with nothing going for themselves get to you.

Your future too bright.

You have too many options in life.

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Now on to today’s topic – Saturday, July 6th my friend Jazzmen had an aerial yoga birthday party. It was honestly one of the most fun birthday activities I’ve ever experienced. The party was held at Yoga Core Fit and our instructor was the studio owner Carol Yin.  It was a private class which included about 7 of her friends and family. It was such a different and interactive way to celebrate my friend’s earth day. We had so much fun and the instructor was very patient which made everything so much more enjoyable.

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Here are some key benefits of aerial yoga:

  • It challenges your central nervous system, mental capacity and proprioception.
  • It relieves compression in the spine.
  • Good for weight loss – burns more calories than normal yoga.
  • It increases pulling strength.
  • Practicing anti-gravity yoga improves flexibility.
  • It’s beginner-friendly.

After attending the class I read more about the practice and benefits of aerial yoga on Yoga Core Fit’s blog. I learned that aerial yoga is a practice that fuses together the two traditional art forms of yoga and aerial dance. tenor.gifAerial Yoga is the uniquely enhanced practice of traditional hatha yoga using a soft fabric hammock. Each fabric hammock supports up to 2000 lbs, and is safely suspended a few feet off the floor. The fabric hammock is a wonderful prop, much like a strap or block, assisting in body alignment, opening awareness, deepening stretches, and creating spinal decompression. Reducing spinal decompression may help eliminate nerve compression, bringing nutrients and water into the spine and other areas of the body.

Aerial Yoga positions help students achieve more advanced traditional yoga postures which can take years to learn, such as headstands, back bends, balance poses, deeper stretches, and even more. Aerial yoga will challenge you to strengthen your body and trust your body through the process, but you’ll also gain flexibility as you go. In fact, aerial yoga is a great for people working on increasing their flexibility because the hammocks offer additional support as you stretch and strengthen your body. You can attempt all yoga poses, from sun salutation to chair pose, you can do it all with a suspension and burn more calories than you will in normal yoga.

In conclusion it was an amazing first time experience! I will most certainly be taking more classes in the future and bringing a friend with me.

Check out Yoga Core Fit studio in Vacaville, CA to read more about Aerial yoga and schedule a class!

Thanks for reading & we’ll talk more next week!

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After graduating with my BA in Communications specializing in Public Relations, I gained experience in fashion merchandising, wardrobe styling, event planning, branding, office administration, and marketing. When I'm not working, I am active in the art and fashion community in the Bay Area and throughout California. Working behind the scenes at events like LA Fashion Week, Sacramento Fashion Week, SFA Student Showcase and accompanying costume designers like Michael Costello has helped build my knowledge and business relationships in the fashion world. I am just a fashionista and creative writer, who loves thrifting. I absolutely love all things Beyonce as well. I grew up a book worm so if I'm not binge watching TV shows or listening to podcasts, most likely I have my nose in a book. I started this blog after college as a first generation graduate learning, growing, and struggling to figure life out. In hopes of aligning others on a similar quest, I blog about my journey through career obstacles, the ends and outs of love, surviving gentrification in the Bay Area, the fashion & art community, mental hygiene in the black community, and pop culture. I also give lifestyle tips on natural wellness, natural hair, being a plant mom, and DIY projects. I write as a form of healing and self care, I pray that sharing my journey will help motivate community healing, therapy and growth for black creatives & entrepreneurs.

2 comments on “Aerial Yoga

  1. Great post girl! 🧘🏾‍♀️

    Liked by 1 person

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