Suspension or AntiGravity Yoga –the hot new fitness trend – think Cirque du Soleil for you gym-goers , Yoga beginners and Yoga buffs.
Lishe Interviewed Suspension Yoga Instructor – Geraldine Anderson and Tracy Roering – at their Suspension Yoga studio in Laser Park, Roodeport.
Q: Tell us what Suspension Yoga is and how it came to be?
A: Suspension yoga was founded in the US; it’s a combination of acrobatics, yoga, Pilates and brings in various aspects of fitness training like cardio and strength training using suspension – making it great for a full body workout.
Q: Why do you think Suspension yoga has gained its popularity so quickly?
A: Suspension yoga’s foundations are in yoga and some (performing arts) so it’s a combination of the two. Suspension yoga allows you to stretch and strengthen your body while hanging in the air, often upside down. You can only imagine how much fun that must be…
Q: What are the health benefits of Suspension yoga?
A: Some of the health benefits of suspension yoga: Increase of flexibility, release of tension, core strength, full body workout, increases joint mobility, aligns the spine and more
Q: For all those suspension yoga newbies out there, what can they expect in a suspension yoga class?
A: The silky sling-like hammock supports a user’s full body weight, and allows you to manoeuvre the fabric and hold poses – with regular practice you’ll be able to take things to the next level.
Q: Who can take part in Suspension Yoga?
A: Suspension Yoga is for everyone. Except of course if you’re pregnant, you suffer from glaucoma, you recently had surgery, have heart issues, suffer from vertigo, carpal tunnel syndrome, and severe arthritis – Consult your GP before trying your first class of Suspension yoga.
Q: Where can our reader go to find out more Suspension Yoga?
A: Suspension Yoga is on Facebook – @SuspensionYoga8
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