Up in the Air: One Bad Yogi’s Experience with Aerial Yoga
I am an unashamed bargain hunter. I’m always on the search for class packs and free yoga wherever I can find it (for more on that, check out this post). So when I found a sweet deal to get three aerial yoga classes for $30, I jumped on it.
I’ve always wanted to try aerial yoga. There’s something so mysterious, graceful, and sexy about it. I envisioned myself twisting in the silky fabric, weightless and beautiful.
The reality was not exactly what I pictured.
Things I thought during aerial yoga:
This fabric is cutting into my fat.
I really have to pee.
My hands hurt.
I’m sorry, you want me to do a burpee?
Is there a harness?
Woohoo I can straddle upside down!
I’m going to fall.
Glad that’s over.
Can’t wait to come back!
Let’s just say, I did not feel graceful or sexy, but aerial yoga is most definitely still a mystery to me. I’ve got two more classes left on my class pack, so I’m definitely going back. This time, I’ll keep these tips in mind:
- Go to the bathroom before class. Even if I don’t have to go. The silk puts insane pressure on your bladder.
- Ask for help/modifications. The instructor in my class did not these unless someone asked. I’m going to speak up next time.
- Focus more on my practice and less on what others can do/what they look like doing it. Comparison is poison.
Have you ever tried aerial yoga or another crazy workout trend? Tell me about your experience!