Aerial Yoga offered at Jivamukti Yoga Cener Jersey City
Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City
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WHAT IS AERIAL MUKTI YOGA?
Aerial Mukti Yoga is a yoga practice incorporating the aerial yoga hammock. This practice facilitates the occurrence of mukti or liberation in a different way from traditional yoga asana practice. The practice of asanas deepens our connection to the earth, but when asanas are paired with a yoga hammock, one can experience their relationship with the sky as well.
The yoga hammock that Aerial Mukti Yoga uses is made up of a long piece of woven nylon fabric called tricot that is about 108 inches wide. A yoga hammock is similar to an aerial silk as it is made from the same woven nylon fabric. An aerial silk is rigged so that the center point of the fabric is tied to the ceiling and the ends of the fabric touch the floor. A yoga hammock is rigged with the ends of the fabric tied about 2ft apart and the center of the hammock hangs off of the floor as a loop.
Aerial Mukti Yoga blends ancient yoga practices with the athletic principles of aerial acrobatics/dance, breath and fun.
By its very nature aerial yoga is deeply transformational. Suspension from the yoga hammock is therapeutic, relieves compression and elongates the spine. Lifting ones own body weight is strengthening and develops integrated muscle coordination. Dangling and moving in the air naturally promotes childlike laughter and is an extreme amount of fun.
At the same time, aerial yoga challenges ones sense of possibility by exploring ones capacities in a new way. A pose that was once inaccessible is now possible. The internal experience of achieving what was once thought of as impossible transforms the idea of possibility in all aspects of life.
“So much fun you forget your exercising!” – Sandhi Ferreira
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