Don’t let the silks intimidate you.
Aerial yoga merges yoga poses and aerial practices, says yoga therapist Brandt Passalacqua. Instead of moving through poses on a mat, you do them while dangling in a silk hammock that’s suspended from the ceiling. (Cool, right?) Here are all the benefits of aerial yoga.
Aerial yoga improves your range of motion by allowing you to do extra-bendy yoga poses, like forward folds and back extensions that might be tough to do on a mat, Passalacqua says. With the hammock supporting your body, you have more freedom to move.