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Flying Yoga has surprising benefits!

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

I am always surprised how much everyone is looking forward to their own Flying Yoga practice. Why? Any unknown magic behind? Not really. You just know it makes you feel good. Every cell in you is responding and getting into a high. Because once you made the experience you notice something. It is different. You do not only feel stretched and soothed also invigorated and energised; it is your feelings that are uplifted. Being more alert and balanced gives a feeling of strength. An inner core is touched to face yourself and anything going forward determined and confident. Being happier gives you a boost into the next experience to come. You can take life lighter as you yourself are feeling lighter.

Enveloped in this silky feeling tissue. Peace. Being held. Supported. Weightless. Imagine. When was the last time you felt like this? 

I think it was in the womb. Being in relaxation mode in the tissue recreates the rocking motion of being in the womb, which is especially helpful for calming and soothing in nature  - for your inner child - for your nervous system. 

When we think of man’s evolution, we are reminded of our relationship to chimpanzees, which are reported to have 98.5 percent of the same genes as humans and spent millions of years swinging and moving freely in the tree canopy. During this time, the swinging stimulated the cerebellum, further developing the balance, planning and language systems, and improving the ability to establish emotional regulation. Swinging also fires up the emotionally responsive connections of the brain in the prefrontal cortex, helping us to feel calm and revitalised. Knowing where one is in space is the core ingredient of body concept, and some authorities insist that vestibular awareness of one’s self in space is the basis for consciousness.

Space is the element of your soul; therefore the spatial sensation is an essential element in feeling free and initiates your internal flight. 

Swinging stimulates our bodies’ sensory systems, namely our vestibular and proprioceptive systems. Vestibular stimulation occurs when we experience movement through time and space in combination with the earth’s gravitational forces. During swinging, the three semicircular canals in the inner ear are responding to movement and acceleration in the horizontal, vertical and diagonal planes, stimulation that is directly related to our sense of balance (Norquist).

Being supported gives me a good feeling. It brings ease to my practice. By relieving 20-80% of body weight, the hammock allows me to rapidly increase my flexibility while improving balance and strength. You can strengthen yourself in amazing ways and heighten your body awareness. I decide according to my today's capacity how I practice. Understanding how I am on this day. It is beneficial also in phases of rehabilitation. Especially inversions decrease muscle tension by at least 35% to recover sleep, vitality and memory. Since the Flying Yoga Tissue 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 be assured you will feel safe. The nervous system is stimulated in a way that you feel awake and with clarity after the Flying Yoga practice. 

If you think back to your first Flying Yoga class, you may remember feeling slightly uneasy, anxious, or uncertain because the place and the practice were new. Gradually the rhythm and style of the class became familiar, and the weekly class became part of your routine. Attending regular yoga class became integrated into your week. I don't want to miss it anymore.


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Irmgard Kuchernig

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