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.