Hello, my name is Pilu from Salty Water Yoga. Today I bring you 5 tips to improve your aerial yoga practice.
How to prevent our hands from getting trapped when we go to upside-down?
How to prevent the swing from slipping when we position it and go to inversion?
How to make a healthy spine extension?
I place the swing against the sacrum, step in, elevate my feet and keep my legs hip-width apart.
I activate the glutes, the toes point down.
I take the swing more or less at the height of my shoulders and little by little I begin to extend my spine, I open my chest, I can slide my hands down.
The feet continue to carry the weight down and what I’m looking for is to extend and open the chest.
I can stay with my hands on the swing or on my ankles.
How to use more arm strength to avoid ending up contracting the trapezius?
How to prevent the swing from squeezing us?
In certain poses we can feel that the swing is too tight, to avoid this we are going to activate the muscles.
It can also happen that in the forward entry, the swing bothers us because it sometimes digs into the hip flexors. To solve this we move the swing towards the upper part of the quadriceps, that’s why we bring heel to tail, so that it slides towards the quadriceps.