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Why Aerial Yoga is Having Its Moment At The World’s Most Luxurious Resorts.

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Why aerial yoga is having its moment at many of the world’s most luxurious resorts right now.

Aerial Yoga is on the menu at most high end Luxury Resorts right now as part of their ew and improved wellness programs. And many well heeled travellers are signing up in droves and loving it.

But what is aerial yoga and should it be on your hit list next time you travel?

Aerial yoga, is also known as anti-gravity yoga.

This unique form of yoga involves performing traditional yoga poses while suspended in a fabric hammock from the ceiling. Some resorts have classes outside with guests suspended from purpose made open walled structures with the hammock-like slings hanging from the ceiling.

woman hanging upside down doing aerial yoga
Aerial yoga at Santani, Sri Lanka.

Aerial yoga is a unique and effective form of yoga that offers incredible health benefits to both men and women and to people of all ages.

From decompression of the spine to increased flexibility, core strengthening, improved circulation, and stress relief, aerial yoga can benefit both the body and mind. It has even been claimed it can significantly help depression.

With a supportive and safe environment, which many luxury five star resorts have available, anyone can try and enjoy the benefits of aerial yoga

These are some of the incredible health benefits of aerial yoga and why you should book before you arrive at your next luxury wellness resort.

Aerial yoga at Alila, Uluwatu in Bali
Aerial yoga at Alila, Uluwatu in Bali

Decompression of the Spine

One of the most significant benefits of aerial yoga is the decompression of the spine. Inversions, such as the supported shoulder stand and the plow pose, allow the spine to elongate and release tension. This can lead to improved posture, increased flexibility, and reduced back pain.

Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion

Aerial yoga allows for a greater range of motion than traditional yoga. The hammock provides support and allows the body to move into deeper stretches and poses, leading to increased flexibility and range of motion.

Core Strengthening

The instability of the hammock requires the use of the core muscles to maintain balance and stability. This leads to improved core strength and stability, which is essential for overall health and injury prevention.

Improved Circulation and Lymphatic Flow

Inversions and deep stretches in aerial yoga can improve circulation and lymphatic flow. Inversions promote blood flow to the brain, improving cognitive function, and can help reduce swelling in the legs and feet by improving lymphatic flow.

Stress Relief and Improved Mood

Aerial yoga can also have a positive impact on mental health. The deep stretches and inversions can help reduce stress and anxiety, while the physical activity releases endorphins, improving mood and overall well-being.

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Renae is a luxury hotel consultant travels the world looking for the ultimate travel experiences for her audience of women over 35. She has more than 25 years experience as a degree qualified journalist writing for many magazines, newspapers and digital platforms. Renae spends her time professionally speaking, coaching CEO's and GM's and eating dark chocolate.

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