From Laughing Yoga to… Anti-Gravity Yoga!?


Posted on 17th June 2009 by Jiggly in Yoga and Pilates

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antigravity yoga

Let’s have a competition… how many things can you label yoga?!  Ready, set, Go!

It just doesn’t end does it?  I thought my post on Laughing Yoga would be the most farfetched idea out there (maybe it still is), but there’s actually another form of “yoga” that might actually trump that one – who wudda thought?!  It’s a new phenomenon called Anti-gravity Yoga, and is apparently the new big thing now.

It was a phenomenon that started out at Crunch Gyms in New York, but have now made its way from South Beach all the way to Hollywood.  Participants start by positioning themselves in hammock looking slings of thick cloth.  The hammock acts as a trapeze, providing the necessary support you need as you go into various inversion poses.  The cloth apparently helps bring your body into perfect alignment and promotes the strengthening of your back and spine as you hold poses in mid-air.

Christopher Harris, the founder of Anti-gravity Yoga, explains its benefits:

Another video – an actual Anti-Gravity class at Crunch Gym:

As silly as this seems, swinging from a big cloth does sound like a lot of fun!  I wouldn’t label this form of exercise “yoga”, but I’d do this over “Laughing Yoga” any day.

For Further Reading: AntiGravity Yoga [Official Website], Hammock Domination [Nike], Get Wings and Fly at Crunch [Yoga Journal]

  1. How I Make $300 a Day Online says:

    Hey, great post, really well written. You should blog more about this.

    17th June 2009 at 2:41 pm

  2. roseanne says:

    Oh god, just what the world needs. I’m sure this is a pleasant and fun form of exercise, but is it necessary to attach “yoga” to it? Other than the fact that the body positioning resembles some yoga postures, it’s not yoga.

    Though I gotta admit that final relaxation looks really relaxing…

    17th June 2009 at 8:05 am

  3. cor says:

    interesting – at circle (korean club in NY) theres a dancer who “dances” from a cloth swing. or at least there used to be… although it was more like getting into stretchy positions and then holding it for a few seconds before switching~~

    17th June 2009 at 9:04 am

  4. leslie says:

    definitely wouldn’t call it yoga, but would love to give this a try~

    17th June 2009 at 2:57 pm

  5. Jiggly says:

    haha i guess people like to attach yoga to anything that has to do with stretching these days. such a misconception! antigravity “yoga” does look like a lot of fun though. i read an article about how people actually have “antigravity parties” where i group of girls do it for a bachelorette party. seems like a great idea for an event of that kind!

    17th June 2009 at 11:47 am

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