I am not into yoga because of my left ankle metal implant but you should. Why? Because it's more than the fad of Anti-Gravity® Yoga now in the Philippines and those interesting and unique routines. You should get into Anti-Gravity®Yoga because of the health benefits it brings. So, though we've all seen them featured on TV shows, what is Anti-Gravity® Yoga? The physical, mental and spiritual discipline now becoming a fitness program among the youth these days with Anti-Gravity® Yoga developed by Christopher Harrison is an acrobatic performance merging yoga, athletics and artistry now gaining a tremendous following at over 6,000 daily practitioners in over 52 locations nationwide.
Beyond Yoga, the country's premiere yoga studio is Anti-Gravity® Yoga's exclusive Philippine partner. Anna Carbonell, Beyond Yoga's co-founder and certified Anti-Gravity® Yoga Instructor says, "Anti-Gravity® Yoga brings the magic and fun to yoga. We are sure that men and women, young and old will enjoy this routine". Promises to be therapeutic, Anti-Gravity® Yoga is said to ensure that each participant is the recipient of its proven health benefits. What health benefits?
1. Its unique trademarked sequences of inversions help with spinal decompression while putting zero compression on the joints. To make it simple, it allows your bones and muscles to be flexible which creates the right amount of needed chemicals to make your bones stronger eventually helping your blood circulation. It allows you to get in shape and realign your body in a playful environment.
2. Since it is anti-gravity, combining traditional yoga poses and principles with elements from aerial arts, dance, gymnastics, Pilates and calisthenics, the routines allow you to improve strength and flexibility, balance and agility and inversions which will help relieve chronic pains and disorders.
How to do Anti-Gravity® Yoga? First, you need to go to the exclusive Philippine partner, Beyond Yoga and look for certified Anti-Gravity® Yoga instructors and learn to use their silk hammock apparatus invented by Mr. Harrrison called the Anti-Gravity® Hammock. It is a structural fabric, rated to safely hold over 2000 pounds, connected from two overhead points and acts like a swing or soft trapeze. This reminded me of Cirque du Soleil and it's so exciting to realize anyone can actually learn to perform with it with Team AntiGravity® work from 20 feet off the ground.
This particular Zero Compression Inversions® brought by Anti-Gravity® Yoga actually triggers hormonal release from glands aside from decompressing the spine, relieving pressure and hydrating disks and realigns the vertebrae making space for nerves. It also refreshes the circulatory and endocrine system. It unclogs the digestive system and sends fresh blood to the brain to release neurotransmitters.
Wait, there's more! Anti-Gravity®Yoga also increases joint mobility through gyrokinetic motion, provides a low impact cardiovascular workout, allows for advanced yoga poses without compression, stretches the muscles further yet with less strain, increases proprioceptive response for greater agility, increases muscular strength, forces correct alignment while holding challenging poses, increases sexual health, increased command/response acuity, self-esteem enhancement through conquering basic fears, more astute presence through mindfulness conditioning, learning new skills; an artistic fitness experience and more importantly, its unique fun that works risible as well as functional muscles.
Simply put, it's fun and simple yet it's going to make all those muscles and bones stronger and healthier. If you're shy about following routines that's so difficult for you, Anti-Gravity® Yoga is perfect because it's sure fun. Even the kids can join you enjoying the new routines available at Beyond Yoga.
Need I say more? Since every doctor will not allow me to try and enjoy this wonderful health opportunity and fun, all you need to do is to comment in this blog post on Why should you be given a free one-week Unlimited Yoga Pass at Beyond Yoga.(worth P1,200) and include your email address.
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