Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened due to these movements.
Aerial yoga helps rebuild the emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps combat stress throughout the day and increases creativity
Aerial yoga helps the practitioner to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening the practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility
Back and spine
Hanging freely in aerial yoga allows your spine to lengthen and realign. With less strain on the back during practice, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint. Decompression and hydration of the vertebral discs within the spinal column allow space for nerves within the spinal cord
Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. Various poses require focus on the core.
Another key benefit of doing aerial yoga is that it gets the adrenaline going while going against gravity. It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, enkephalins, endocannabinoids, oxytocin and dopamine, which boost the mood and energy.
Aerial yoga increases kinesthetic awareness, fine tunes balance and increases proprioceptor (sensory receptors) response for greater agility. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out.
The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus helping in healing various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.
Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. It also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues.
Aerial yoga fortifies neural connections, thereby rendering better memory power. It increases neuroplasticity of the brain (the ability to learn) by creating new synaptic connections and neural pathways.