The props used in yoga asana, originally introduced by B.K.S. Iyengar, continue to evolve to allow all practitioners access to the benefits of the postures regardless of physical condition, age, structural imbalance, or length of study. The yoga swing provides support for the body while suspending the practitioner both horizontally and vertically for what becomes a therapeutic and lighthearted approach to yoga asana. Imagine the ability to turn upside down and view life from a new perspective, while benefiting the muscles, joints, spine, brain, as well as the internal organs. Aerial Yoga classes are designed to modify the postures using the support of the swing.
As with the use of any yoga prop, you will find you can create optimum alignment and hold and balance in the poses longer to fully absorb the benefits of yoga.
Increase joint mobility, decompress the vertebrae of the spine, open the hips, remove weight from the knees, increase blood flow to the brain, mellow the nervous system and all while inspiring the kid inside of you to broaden your wings.
For deep relaxation, try savasana in the aerial hammock.