The Aerial Yoga Sequence: 9 Poses to Defy Gravity

Using an aerial silk or hammock allows gravity to help the back leg relax and the spine to curve naturally. You’ll stop fighting gravity, and allow the support 
of the hammock to help you lengthen.
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Using an aerial silk or hammock allows gravity to help the back leg relax and the spine to curve naturally. You’ll stop fighting gravity, and allow the support 
of the hammock to help you lengthen.

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose is a great hip opener, but it is also an intense backbend, which for many of us creates obstacles for getting into this pose. If you have tight hip flexors, including a tight psoas, especially in the back leg, you will have to work harder to lift and extend your torso and chest into a backbend. But using an aerial silk or hammock allows gravity to help the back leg relax and the spine to curve naturally. You’ll stop fighting gravity, and allow the support of the hammock to help you lengthen. Give it a try!

Safety precaution: This sequence requires a deep inversion. If you find that holding Supta Konasana for a few breaths creates any discomfort or a feeling of pressure in the head, slowly return to standing and skip ahead to Eka Pada Rajakapotasana on your mat. Avoid this sequence if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or glaucoma.

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