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The Art of Aerial Hoop

The Art of Aerial Hoop

WHAT IS THE AERIAL HOOP? It’s addictive, sensual, and simply beautiful. Aerial Hoop is a powerful apparatus that showcases flexibility, grace, and strength in a unique way. Typically made of steel, the circular equipment grew to fame in use of gymnastics and circus shows. Aerial Hoop is also known as the Aerial Ring or Lyra. It is similar in appearance to the hula hoop and is suspended from the ceiling by a cable or a lengthy cord.  HISTORY OF THE AERIAL HOOP The earliest known metal hoops date back in the late 18th century and were recreational items used for children. There was no recorded...

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Aerial Yoga for Better Backbends

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Aerial Yoga for Better Backbends

Backbends are a beautiful but sometimes difficult part of every yoga practice. Backbends open the body from the heart, releasing tension and enabling the body to be more relaxed. For many of us, the back is a source of discomfort and pain. While bending forward is easy, going backward requires careful attention to avoid injury. One of the best ways to provide support and encourage proper alignment in backbends is with the use of a yoga hammock.    Backbend Alignment Alignment is critical to all yoga poses as proper form is key not only to gaining all of the benefits of a pose,...

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My Aerial Yoga Story

My Aerial Yoga Story

I started Aerial Yoga Gear after I discovered the yoga hammock as an amazing tool for inversion therapy. Approximately 80% of adults experience back pain in their lifetimes, and I found myself part of that statistic. Anyone that has suffered from back pain knows that it affects all aspects of your life; you can barely move without moving your back. My doctor recommended painkillers, but that wasn't a sustainable solution in my mind. Instead, I researched and discovered inversion therapy, and decided to give it a go.  Despite being skinny, I have never been very naturally athletic, and my yoga experience was...

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The Art of Aerial Silks vs Aerial Yoga

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The Art of Aerial Silks vs Aerial Yoga

What are Aerial Silks? Aerial silk is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial aerobics while hanging from a silk fabric. In this type of performance, artists climb the suspended fabrics without the use safety lines, rather they rely mainly on their skills and training.  They use the fabrics to wrap, suspend and swing themselves into and out of various positions. Performance artists use Aerial Silks to dance through the air and they stake poses and figures while flying. There are three main categories of tricks employed by an aerialist during performances; these aerial tricks...

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Guide to Your Home Aerial Yoga Space + Aromatherapy

Guide to Your Home Aerial Yoga Space + Aromatherapy

With the influx of online tutorials and communities, creating a special relaxing space in your home and developing a home practice is easier than ever. Creating a home practice can deepen your commitment to yoga. To create a meditation aerial yoga space at home takes only a little bit of space, and once created you will have your own personal aerial oasis to practice even if you are own your own, at home, and at your own pace and schedule. Aerial yoga and meditation need a very particular special commitment in order to really appreciate the benefits. To enjoy the...

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