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AntiGravity Aerial Yoga

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by Caitlin Pianta (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in the Australian Capital
Published March 7th 2012
Just when you thought they'd run out of things they could do to make the experience of yoga just a touch different, in comes aerial yoga.

In short, AntiGravity Aerial Yoga is a fitness regime designed to increase one's overall health and physical agility. An acrobatic performance company, AntiGravity enlists the use of a hammock type material to perfect the technique of aerial yoga. Although originally designed for gymnasts and circus performers, this technique has been modified to fit the yoga mould and cater to the "everyday athlete".

By adding additional techniques from dance, pilates and calisthenics, AntiGravity has created a complete workout that is certain to get you in shape while realigning you from the compression of gravity. AntiGravity Aerial Yoga takes into consideration both meanings of the word - working to manipulate physics while staying light-hearted.

There are many mental and physical benefits of this type of workout, It's challenging, it's fun, it's effective, it's good for the heart and relieving compressed joints while aligning the body from head to toe. Meanwhile, it is peaceful and uplifting giving the performer a sense of contentment and going a long way to relieve stress. The AntiGravity hammock acts as a soft trapeze, supporting you as you master simple suspension techniques leading to advanced inverted poses.

Aerial yoga has been around since about 1990, with the company AntiGravity, Inc. being founded that year in New York City by Christopher Harrison.

The company has performed in over 500 productions in over 25 countries and has been commissioned to perform by President Barack Obama, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, Giorgio Armani, Heidi Klum, Kanye West, Paul Newman, Richard Branson, George Lucas, Bill Gates and many more.

This intriguing hybrid fitness regime is suited to any age and any fitness level, with the workouts being created to suit the individuals needs.

Studios are run all over Australia, so access the website to find the one closest to you. Courses are varied in cost but are generally around the $108 mark for a six week basic introductory course.

An incredibly fun and incredibly effective workout as well as a great way to meet other people, Aerial Yoga is catching on fast around Australia.

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Why? Fun, fitness and something a bit different
When: All year around
Where: Studios around Australia (check online for locations)
Cost: Six week courses vary from $108 - $150 depending on level of training
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Excellent article Caitlin. It was well written and easy to read. :)
by Simone Lee (score: 2|536) 2942 days ago
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