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4/15/14 8:45 P

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MSBOOTCAMP great that you have a good experience with aerial yoga as

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Part of the problem lies in the verifiable fact , that there is ABSOLUTELY such a mix of motivations, body types, heredity, histories, ages and fitness levels ... all posting to these same threads. Some people absolutely lose patience with people who aren't like them.

NOW, why find fault with that?


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I left this team but still get notifications for this thread. No I don't think everyone had to like aerial yoga....but the way she phrased .... "No thank you" was kind rude and I guess she just wanted 3 Sparkpoints. If she'd written "no, I know some people really enjoyed it but it doesn't seem like something I'd want to do" or offered any explanation ... it wouldn't have seemed rude. There's so much snark and unnecessary rudeness on Sparkpeople!


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I don't get why there would be any problem with someone answering the original question. Obviously, not everyone would answer "yes." It's a (give-and-take; "what do you think?") discussion, not a test for uniformity.

And I'm looking forward to my next aerial yoga sesh! But that's just me, talking for me.

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I don't get why she just came to the thread to say no. If you can't say something nice...


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Hate to keep quoting Socratic wisdom: "know thyself"

If I had a dime for the number of times regular vinyasa teachers telling me, the poses you can't do/think you can't do/that pain you/that WILL pain you ... are the ones you need ... I could be nice and $$ comfortable ...


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We should listen to our bodies, be mindful. Yoga is a personal journey, some are more adventurous, some more traditionalist but above all we should enjoy doing Yoga, get that feeling of calm and accomplishment rather than suffer and feel pain for the rest of the day. IMHO

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

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PamNangel: last night I was at yoga and the teacher said we should try yoga classes we have a strong negative reaction to!! She said at first she said "no way" to restorative yoga and that she later realized that was what she really needed but some part of her was resisting!

It's actually a cool feeling, I think I just inverted for too long and I actually have a thin blood issue so I shouldn't have done it at all because of the blood rush.




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No thank you


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Coming to terms with ALL of my Daddy issues now, though ... via other styles of yoga, as well ...

hmm ... there is no need for anyone to be subjected to adrenaline-producing fear to overcome them, particularly if the venue/method is either avoidable or modifiable ...


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I tried it and didn't like the feeling of blood rushing to my head. It lasted for several hours after the class! Seems fun but it's not for me.


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I think I will be both kind to my budget, my neck, and any baby elephants around and not try this ... don't know what it could do to my now-diabetes issues ...was not afraid of any amount of overweight breaking any hammocks (and I have weighed darn near 230 at one point) ... I was afraid of my lack of flexibility, lack of agility ... and ... surfeit of fear (and bad "Daddy issues") ...


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Hi everyone, I did a 75-min aerial yoga class Friday, and loved it.

Aerial yoga and inversions are not advised for those with glaucoma and/or high blood pressure.

For back/spine issues or anything else medical, I would see my physician FIRST.

BCarson, are you in Richmond?

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Yiiii!

My sister, who has successfully dieted down to 19.8-22 BMI neighborhood most of her life - and who is very much older than me, wants to try this.

I wouldn't mind doing yoga nidra suspended (even pupillated) in a hammock. I have to sleep in my bed amidst vibrations every night. The instability does not scare me about this.

The going upside down part--well ... not exactly with THIS neck ... have no idea if my torn meniscus would play nicely without pain, either ...


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9/24/12 9:20 P

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BCARSON11 and MAVIEPOOH thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge, it seems so exciting, wish I'll try someday.

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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I each what i call antigravity yoga and i find the double wide 2 person hammocks suspended on chains (and securely anchored into joists) give freedom and range of motion PLUS it gives my less fit clients an easy way to get up and down from the mat as they can use the hammock to lower themselves.

Wasnt sure my girls would like it but they do especially shavasana!

It also allows students who dont have the balance or strength to hold side poses a great way to advance. I personally love to do full inversion. I wouldnt do head stand anymore but i love the rush the hammock inversion supported by my hands on the floor. Great fun.



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I started a thread under the information forum when I first started reading about aerial yoga in late 2011. I had been involved in yoga as a student and instructor for years. Then last year I started doing aerial silks and after reading about aerial yoga, I really wanted to try it. It wasn't available in our city. I took some classes in a nearby town.

Since then I have been to Aerial yoga instructor training in Boulder, Colorado. I have attended both level I and level 2 and have been teaching it where I live now since April. I love it, and so do the people who take it. I highly recommend you try it if you get an opportunity.

The silk hammock allows you to stretch so much more deeply than the floor because the silk gives which allows your muscles to relax and go deeper into a stretch.

Strengthening moves like planks, lunges, etc. are much more intense with the added wobbly of the hammock.

Inversions are much easier because you have the support of the hammock which is so much nicer than using straps..

Savasana (Corpse Pose) in the hammock is amazing!

We have a couple different levels. We have aerial yoga stretches which has a few inversions, but in general is a beginning level classes.

We also have one called silk fit which is equivalent to power yoga, and we have a class which is more related to aerial silks which is more challenging with "tricks" in the air. It is definitely easier than aerial silks but not a beginners class. Some hammock experience is required to take this class.




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I did get the private suspended yoga class for my birthday. I do the class on Monday, May 7th. DH is going to take pictures. I will absolutely write a blog and include pics.

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I'd love to try it! It isn't offered anywhere near here, but once we move in 6 months, I'll be looking for somewhere to go! I've done a little bit of acro-yoga (nothing too crazy!, just beginners with a partner), but I imagine this is way better!


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The class I took was full blown suspended, meaning it wasn't rank beginner - but it was rated E for everyone so you didn't have to be experienced, The teacher stopped & broke down the steps. My gym does offer a Foundations Suspended Yoga where the sling is not very far off the ground and you have a mat under you as well.

I'd look for a class like that for anyone starting out. I probably would have been more comfortable doing a few of those first.

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I've wanted to, but don't know of any classes in my area. Hope you guys have a great time with it!!! Wish I could see pics!! :D



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How interesting experience! No chance, maybe one day someone will open an studio with this type of Yoga, just recently open one Vinyasa Yoga studio in my little town! I'll keep it in mind. Thanks a lot for sharing!

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

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I have just had a quick 5 minute try at it. A local yoga teacher has all the equipment and offers private lessons. I am going to ask for one for my birthday. I really want to be able to add a back bend to my routine and I think this will help. What do you think based on your experience?


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My gym offers suspended yoga so DH & I decided to get up early yesterday and get to the gym for this class. It started at 8 a.m.!

It was a hoot! Watching my 200+ husband flailing in his purple hammock gave me a good ab workout. But he quickly got the hang of it and was soon hanging upside down....on purpose emoticon

I was less comfortable getting upside down. The teacher was very patient & spotted me. So I will try again.

Anyone else try this?

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