In This Chapter
Lifting off with Anti-gravity or Aerial Yoga
Swapping your mat for a stand up paddleboard
Turning up the heat at Hot Yoga
Yoga in its newest incarnations isn’t your parents’ yoga. Worlds away from classically practiced yoga are the emerging trends of yoga practiced in a hammock slung from the rafters, yoga practiced atop the water on a moving board, and the renewed attention to Hot Yoga.
If you’re a person who climbs the mountain to see what’s on the other side and you have the requisite strength, stamina, and moxie, you just may find yourself in your element with these fun variations. However, just as the mountain climber adheres to safety guidelines, so should you when exploring these outer reaches of yoga.
Anti-gravity, or Aerial, Yoga is a way of stretching, extending, folding, twisting, and inverting with the support of a 10-foot-wide silk hammock suspended from the ceiling. Strikingly new and New World, it was conceived in 1991 by gymnast and dancer Christopher Harrison, who later launched it in 2007. It combines yoga with dance and gymnastics, resulting in ...