Aerial yoga features zero-compression inversion therapy for the body. This type of inversion is highly beneficial for relieving neck and back pain, helping to fight depression, anxiety and stress. It has also been shown to help lower blood pressure and aid in treating insomnia. This unique form of yoga also helps to increase flexibility and range of motion, along with building strength. Enjoy traditional yoga postures as well as new poses suited especially for the aerial hammock.
Below are a few additional benefits found when practicing aerial yoga.
Benefits of Aerial Yoga in Addiction Recovery
1. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
As with traditional yoga, aerial yoga can greatly reduce stress and anxiety. When an individual is in the early days of recovery, they are not only dealing with the physical stress of treating an addiction, they are also dealing with the emotions associated with making an enormous lifestyle change. This can cause stress and anxiety, which can lead to relapse and hinder their recovery efforts. Regular yoga practice can greatly reduce both stress and anxiety and has also been shown to help treat depression, which can often be an underlying issue of substance abuse.
2. Spiritually Uplifting
Because of its unique style, aerial yoga is found to be very spiritually uplifting. Practicing asanas in a hammock can increase an individuals creativity and can lead to the development of higher confidence.
3. Gentle Strength Building
Using the silk hammocks for support, aerial yoga allows an individual to gently rebuild physical strength that was diminished during their period of addiction.