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A question that is very commonly asked is, “What sets Aerial Yoga apart from Aerial Silks?”.
Today we would like to cover the difference between both of them and to highlight the difference as well as benefits for each.
The faster and best way to tell how different both are, is to try both! The differences are very clear right away. Still if you like to know what you are getting yourself into and to mentally prepare yourself, read on!
As the name implies, Aerial Yoga is about using aerial silks with yoga practice. With some changes to the aerial silks, including hanging it like a hammock and low to the ground, aerial yoga that is open to anyone was created! In an Aerial Yoga class, Aerial silk hammock is used to assist and challenge yoga practice. Focus on breath, alignment, flow, and mindfulness is vital. Many of the postures or sequences practiced will be similar to those that you practise on the ground. Here’s a short video that shows an inside look into Aerial Yoga.
Always been amazed by the Cirque du Soleil performers rolling themselves up and down long stretches of fabric? That my friend is aerial silks. Aerial Silks is typically used for dance, circus, theatre, fitness, and more. When learning aerial silks, you will learn about progressions, skills, and sequences including climbing, locking yourself into the fabric, and if you stick with it, eventually drops, rolls, and dives. Here’s another short video that shows an inside look into Aerial Silks
So in your opinion, do you feel that they still look similar? There are subtle similarities but for both of them, it can help you to build up strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and enhanced spacial awareness. Most of your time would be spend upside down and supported by the silk butit will make you feel empowered and inspired after the end of the session.