Do You Want To Fly? – Learn Aerial Yoga in Amsterdam

If you ever liked the sensation of hanging upside down from the monkey bars in the local playground, then Aerial Yoga is something that may interest you.

Aerial yoga! It is a whole new technical form of yoga that is being introduced to more studios throughout the Netherlands. Aerial yoga has become very popular these days and with good reason.... it's fun!


Aerial Yoga’s Origins

Take your yoga or Pilates practice to a whole new level. Practice traditional yoga postures suspended in the air! An exciting new innovation in yoga has been developed that brings a new perspective and energy to the practice. Poses that would otherwise be restricted, become more accessible with the support of a swing. Deepen your backbends, open the hips and practice inversions all with the aid of gravity. Aerial yoga is revolutionary in relieving compressed joints and aligning the body from head to toe. It offers you the ability to stretch and strengthen, but is also a therapeutic. Hanging upside down for example, is ideal for gentle stretching and traction of the spine. It can alleviate muscular tension and pain as well and promotes increased joint mobility and circulation of the blood. All these in turn promote good health and well being.


So what kind of gear is needed?

A special hammock acts as a soft trapeze and support, while you master simple inversions and finally progress to more advanced poses. Aerial yoga can be practiced with a soft fabric hammock or with a strong parachute nylon yogaswing. A yogaswing comes with three handles at varying height, which enables you to achieve any conceivable posture, angle, movement, stretch or exercise imaginable. Anything is possible from vertical to horizontal to inversion and everything in between.

Aside from all of the physical benefits, Aerial yoga is fun too! You have to experience it to really appreciate the unlimited possibilities. Aerial yoga is suitable for all ages and yoga and Pilates levels. Professionals, enthusiasts and even complete novices will enjoy a new perspective on an old favorite.

This article was written with assistance from Melanie Aldewereld. Melanie is a Wellness Consultant with a strong background in health and wellbeing who promotes Aerial Yoga in the Netherlands. Melanie organizes Aerial Yoga workshops and offers online the original and high quality yogaswing. Initially she practiced with the yogaswing to create a new treatment, until she discovered the endless possibilities of aerial yoga. And as Melanie explains..."Only with good health we can enjoy the pleasures of life." Read more about Aerial Yoga workshops and yogaswing at yogaswingnederland.