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Experiencing Anti-Gravity Yoga to improve your mental health

08-22-2011 13:58 BJT

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Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

In a class in New York City on Tuesday, students wrapped themselves in a special silk hammock. The hammock is used for resistance and for support as the class stretches, hangs upside down, and suspends in air.

The creator of the exercise and inventor of the hammock, Christopher Harrison, said AntiGravity Yoga is just like regular yoga, but with a twist.

Christopher Harrison, Creator of Anti-Gravity Yoga, said, "AntiGravity Yoga is a combination of aerial arts and yoga. It's still a practice of body, mind and spirit, but it takes place on an AntiGravity hammock which in nature is just plain fun."

Harrison, who is also a former gymnast and Broadway dancer, added that people of any size, shape, or age can learn AntiGravity Yoga.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Students have said the classes are good total body workout as well as good fun.

Jill Drappo-Harvey, Studnet of Anti-Gravity Yoga, said, "My upper body, my shoulders, and my biceps fell really nice and worked and I feel really connected to my core, and my hips feel so loose, it's like my legs want to fly off of them. In a good way."

Alex Neuman, Student of Anti-Gravity Yoga, said, "I to think that... there's more flow to it than regular yoga and there's also more muscle work than regular yoga, but the same time it's more gentle to the body than going to the gym. So I think it fuses the two things together, a good work out and a slow thing to quiet the mind."

Tutors say the activity helps practitioners get a good cardio-vascular workout, and a good flexibility for their muscles while gaining mobility in all of their joints.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Suspended in air, yoga students are defying natural law to achieve a better body, mind and spirit. Called Anti-Gravity Yoga, this new form of exercise promises benefits that range from increased joint mobility to improved mental health.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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