With practice, the feeling in the body is exquisite
Flying Yoga combines yoga movements with postures suspended in soft fabric tissues. With the help of gravity and the tissues, we can playfully explore floating, fluid movements and create space in our bodies without compressing our joints and spine.
Flying Yoga is a wonderful complement to your movement and mat practice. It unwinds fascial knots and tangles, quiets the mind, builds core-strength, and leaves your body feeling integrated. The basic yoga principles of ahimsa (non-harm) and mindfulness are woven throughout the sequences.
The tissue also called yoga hammock, like other props in yoga, is intended to assist alignment and deepen your awareness.
The silky feeling hammocks are a special high-density nylon that can hold over 500 kilos (1000 pounds) each. The fabric becomes a learning tool and we often find lighter moments of being that bring new life and understanding to ourselves and to your practice. Even though the yoga tissue supports your poses, this doesn't make it easier - it makes it challenging in new ways.
No previous aerial, acrobatic or yogic experience is necessary;
basic fitness condition required.
We will explore a practice of both elevation and grounding to increase body awareness, self perception, balance
and improve structural alignment.
Since the hammocks allow for safe inversions, we are able to work on spinal decompression from your very first session. Here you get to embrace growth in aerial poses on your first try. If you are new to FLYING YOGA be assured you will feel safe and find lighter access to your body-mind connection. Enjoy the ease of inversions in a fun and playful way yet calm the mind with breath and mindful movement.
In every FLYING YOGA session we are integrating yogic principles, allowing free movement in safe ways for your body, guiding you in developing a refined sensitivity about yourself who and how we are - physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. It literally is an 'uplifting practice' for your inner world and outer shape and a new challenge - easier in some ways; still you may find this inspiring and growing your practice with the reward of a balanced stability.
Irmgard's encouraging guidance has helped me a lot to deepen my yoga mat practice. Her clear instructions and thorough
understanding of body anatomy as well as she really loves teaching is seen in her classes. She creates an outstanding flow where we move naturally and with fluidity.
FLYING YOGA BENEFITS
Increases balance and body alignment
Effective overall conditioning and increased muscle tone
Decompression of the spine through inversions
Releases back pain
Invites fluidity and flexibility
Redefines your body
Eases surrender to gravity
Releases holding patterns
Awakens yogic bliss
Builds up core, arms, legs structure
Accesses deeper strength and stamina
Regenerates and strengthens joints
Drains lymphatic system and activates blood flow
Discovery of new ways to move
Stimulates kinesthetic perception
Overall wellbeing heightens
Opens pranic flow
Invigorates any existing practice or work out
Mindfulness and breath awareness
Sense of fun, freedom and confidence
Promotes a positive state of wellbeing
A boost for mental abilities
Activates neural pathways
Improves memory and intelligence
Activates all chakras and subtle energies
Overcomes stress, anxiety and depression
Increases endorphin level
One of the most significant benefits of practicing Flying Yoga is feeling strong and light at the same time. A continuous flow of energy makes me feel happy. You can experience the joy of taking care not only of your body but also of your soul 'dancing in the air'. Moments of floating are peaceful. Irmgard's teaching is intelligent, supportive and nurturing for your soul.