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Suspension Yoga™ offers an energizing and relaxing way of exercising, through inversions and aerial movements that leave you feeling relaxed while experiencing a full body work out. The Suspension Yoga™ Sling is used for all classes and all fitness levels, allowing you to achieve deep stretches in a fully supportive way. This unique yoga equipment is also perfect for handstands training, split training, hip, chest and shoulder opening, back-bending and lengthening tight hamstrings. Suspension Yoga™ helps develop core strength, create balance and the suspended inversions create a deep feeling of relaxation. This type of yoga addresses conditions related to spinal health, and provides numerous benefits related to the body’s functions and overall well-being.
The History of Suspension Yoga™
Inversion as a form of therapy also goes back to 400 BC when Hippocrates, the father of medicine, inverted his patients with ropes and pulleys to harness the healing powers of gravity.
Centuries later in the 1960s, Dr Robert Martin, a California osteopath, chiropractor, and medical doctor, introduced the “Gravity Guidance System,” the first compilation of scientific studies and findings on the benefits of inversion therapy.
Like its predecessors, Suspension Yoga’s™ primary function was and continues to be the development and maintenance of a healthy spine. However, through continuous use and exploration, more and more ways of applying this remarkable equipment are being discovered, almost on a daily basis. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of postures and exercises that can be performed on the Suspension Yoga™ Suspension Sling.
Suffice it to say that Suspension Yoga™ has become a hybrid practice that is no longer about yoga poses alone. It can be used as a prop to accelerate advancement of difficult yoga poses, as a portable gym for body-weight training, and as inversion equipment for spinal therapy and as an aerial sling for some inventive high flying fun!
Benefits of Suspension Yoga™
Suspension Yoga™ restores balance to the body making it more comfortable to move in any direction and explore the benefits of the more challenging asanas such as backbends, arm balances and headstands in a supportive and safe manner. Joint care, spinal health, core development, sensory integrations, improved coordination and spatial awareness are just a few noticeable benefits resulting from introducing postural variety with traction on the Suspension Yoga™ Sling.
• Low impact cardiovascular conditioning
• Core strengthening
• Increase flexibility
• Release muscular tension
• Decompression and gentle traction of your spine
• Hydration of your vertebral discs
• Stimulates greater release of neurotransmitters in your brain
• Increase kinaesthetic awareness
• Fine-tuning of your balance
• Greater physical agility via proprioceptor response
• Circulatory, lymphatic and digestion systems refresh
Sling + Stretch Suspension Yoga™
With the support of the Suspension Yoga™ Sling you will also be able to enter more advanced yoga poses that you may have never been able to arrive at before…safely. class you will leave feeling invigorated, inspired, relaxed and yes, even a little bit taller!
Perfect for beginners and floor based yogis alike, participants will discover how inversions and aerial movements decompress the spine, strengthen the core and achieve deep delicious stretches formerly only dreamed of. Enjoy foundational techniques that will enable you to feel comfortable, confident and at home in your Suspension Yoga™ Sling! Exploring partial + full intro-inversions, learning fluid sequences, moving with breath and your floating savasana cocoon to finish…Expect to feel relaxed, lengthened and strengthened as you learn to fly and decompress the spine!
++ We recommend this class style to all those beginning Suspension Yoga™. No Pre-requisite required.
Yin + Restore Suspension Yoga™
Yin + Restore Suspension Yoga™ introduces yoga poses with the assist of aerial fabrics, blocks and bolster. Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held passive floor poses that aims to release fascia and improves joints flexibility. It balances our internal organs and improves the flow of ‘chi’ and pranas. Restorative yoga will also be introduced to de-stress an individual. It allows complete relaxation and rest. Sound and Aromatherapy may be used in class. This class is suitable for all and pre-natal friendly.
This class is excellent for anyone with physical constraints, injuries, illnesses or who simply desires a gentler approach to their suspended workout. Combine the relaxation of restorative yoga with the therapeutic benefits of grounded traction and the delicious stretches that can only be achieved through suspended yoga postures and partial inversions.
++ No pre-requisite required.
Sculpt Suspension Yoga™
The foundation of strength is a solid core and conscious stability. Build a strong core – join our new class that focuses on workouts that will strengthen and challenge you to your core! Using your own body-weight in the Suspension Yoga™ Sling, our educators Gill & Jaime, will safely guide you through a series of exercise routines guaranteed to build strength and improve body awareness.
++ No pre-requisite required.