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Get High with Anti-Gravity

As soon as I stepped out of the elevator at the Om Factory in midtown I got an eye full of the bright orange silk hammocks that fill the studio space.  I guess it’s just a little teaser to get you psyched for class…and I must say, it works!  I was totally excited (and a little scared) to take my first anti-gravity yoga class. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the new aerial yoga craze--It is a unique combination of aerial acrobatics and yoga (think yoga class plus Cirque du Soleil).  With the use of silk hammocks you are able to strengthen, stretch, realigned, and decompress the body…and quite possibly your mood as well.  It really does take a little bit of courage to allow your body to flip upside down and hang out there.  It was totally scary for about 3 seconds before and 3 seconds after I took the fall, but then a sense of euphoria sets in, a sense of liberation.  All of a sudden I was back to childhood hanging from my knees on the monkey bars.  When I glanced around the studio I could see ear to ear smiles, so I am pretty sure other people would agree with me on this… you totally get an anti-gravity high!

The structure of the class was similar to a traditional yoga class. We began with a soothing meditation enclosed in the hammock. The posture resembled that of a fetal position; hence the term “womb meditation” was used.  Then came the warm-up to loosen the joints and get the blood flowing.  This was also useful time in learning to maneuver in your hammock.  Then we moved on to the strengthening and conditioning.  This sequence took a spin on more traditional yoga poses.  It was semi-challenging, but left me wanting more (keep in mind I usually enjoy a very vigorous practice, so for others it may have felt challenging enough).  The class ended with some deep stretching and a savasana.  Every part of class made use of the hammock.  I was impressed at how much can be done with 9 feet of fabric!

Overall, I had a lot of fun.  The class was totally worth my time, but I can’t help but to feel a little unsatisfied.  It left me wanting more…which may be the point.  I want more of the acrobatics, the challenge, the art that comes along with the silks…so I am looking into taking classes at a trapeze school…:) I will keep you updated on my findings.

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