Q: How is Vayu Yoga® Suspended (aerial yoga) different than regular, mat yoga?
A: Vayu Yoga® Suspended is a yoga practice that incorporates an aerial hammock to enhance a floor-based yoga practice, and adds the elements of suspension and decompression. The hammock provides support to the yoga practitioner so that they can perform poses that are normally difficult to accomplish, like backbends and inversions.
Q: Can anyone perform an aerial yoga practice?
A: All Vayu Yoga® trainings are open to anyone 18 years or older. If you have injuries or conditions, seek medical clearance to participate. Most trainings have a mixed-level student base, we teach to all levels, and we offer an introduction series to insure safety and knowledge of basics. Students do not need to be extremely fit to do our form of aerial yoga, beginners are welcome.
Q: How much weight can the aerial hammock support?
A: The aerial fabric hammock has been stress tested up to 2,000 pounds, black web loop is rated for over 3,000 pounds, and the steel carabiner and D-rings are rated for over 11,000 pounds. There will however be some students that find the hammock to be uncomfortable, especially if they weigh over 200 pounds or have a BMI of 25 or higher.
Q: How should I prepare for a Vayu Yoga® training?
A: Avoid eating one to one and half hours prior to your training. Bring a yoga mat. Wear sleeves that cover your armpits and pants that cover the backs of your knees. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, lotions, oils, and jewelry that may snag the fabric, or clothing with snaps, zippers or buttons.
Q: What are the benefits of a Vayu Yoga® Suspended practice?
A: Vayu Yoga® Suspended meets the practitioner where they are on that given day and provides assistance as needed. Some of the physical benefits of a Vayu Yoga® Suspended practice include building core strength, effective inversions, spinal decompression, and increased flexibility and balance.