You’re probably wondering if anti-gravity aerial yoga is the same as mat based yoga. Well, the answer is yes! But the only difference is that you’re suspended from a very soft and comfortable hammock.
My first thoughts were, this will be a piece of cake! But despite my earlier thoughts, anti-gravity yoga utilises a different set of muscle groups than what you would use in a mat based practice because you’re holding yourself up all the time with material, so aside from yeah I thought I could do the poses no drama, I was actually really feeling the burn (that’s a good burn by the way). From what I experienced at the Yoga Shed on ‘ Gold Coast, some yoga poses are relatively easier as I had a piece of material to aid with my balance (like the half-moon and down dog). But upside down inversion wise…hello! I felt that I could lengthen and stretch my body far greater than what I could on a mat. And that’s probably my favourite part of this style of yoga.
So, setting aside the thigh and shoulder burn, Marisa (Yoga Shed founder) actually had me in some awesome upside poses, of which I look back at the pics and think…goodness me how did I not fall on my head? Rest assured, Marisa is a fantastic instructor and had me feeling super safe in her professional hands. Thank’s Marisa if you’re reading this 🙂
Would I do anti-gravity aerial yoga again? I def would. It’s definitely an awesome workout. And coming from me, I highly recommend one of Marisa’s classes from the Yoga Shed on the Gold Coast.
Yoga Shed Gold Coast