Among the many varieties of yoga, aerial yoga stands apart. It differs markedly from other types of yoga and fitness. Here, all exercises are performed above the floor: the trainee works in a special hammock attached to the ceiling. The athlete either does not touch the floor at all, or is in a semi-suspended state. Aerial yoga hammocks are long and wide canvases painted in bright colors. A fitness direction that combines exercises performed in a hammock is called aerial yoga or yoga antigravity.

Young woman practices aerial different inversion antigravity yoga with a hammock in a white studio. Concept of a mental and physical health and harmony living

A similar exercise technique was suggested by Iyengar, the famous yoga master, the founder of one of the popular areas of Hatha yoga, which is called Iyengar Yoga. In Iyengar Yoga, a variety of improvised means are actively used to help you enter the right position correctly. But instead of a hammock, ropes are used here, which are usually attached to the wall. They make stretching poses easier. Kurunta yoga is the name of a set of Iyengar Yoga exercises performed with ropes (from the word “kurunta” – a puppet).

The use of a hammock in yoga exercises was suggested by Christopher Harrison, an American dancer and gymnast. He also developed a system of exercises on aerial silks (the so-called hammock – aerial silks) and patented it under the name AntiGravity Yoga. Today, the system is constantly expanding due to new exercises and complexes that are invented by numerous fans of aerial yoga. The AntiGravity program has many directions, but aerial yoga is considered the most popular.