Making Peace With Your Body: How Yoga Can Help in Vacaville

It’s easy to say “there’s no reason to feel self-conscious” but it’s a lot harder to internalize it. Let’s face it, all of us have things we’d like to change about our bodies: our flexibility, our real or imagined flaws, our strength, our balance. Those who have embraced yoga realize that one gift of the practice is the ability to work to change many of the features that cause us frustration. Yogacorefit wants to give that gift to as many lives as possible, which is why we offer a full complement of yoga classes, along with barre program classes and pilates. But before you can start to create the changes you wish to see in your body, you have to be comfortable enough to take the first steps, which often involves setting aside feelings of insecurity or embarrassment.


There Is No Reason to be Self-Conscious in Yoga Class


Look, we get it. Even our most experienced instructors were beginners at one time. Plenty of our most dedicated students joined up with us with the single goal of making changes to their body, before realizing that the benefits of practicing yoga extend far beyond simple exercise and improved flexibility. The truth is, no one is looking at you in judgment – most of us are far too wound up in judging ourselves! If you are nervous because you feel you struggle to achieve proper positions, it’s more likely that the classmates to your right and left do not even notice – and if they do, it’s because they’re impressed that you are taking dedicated control of your own body in an attempt to give yourself the gift of wellness. The longer you stay in class, the more familiar you’ll become with your body, the more connected you will be to your center, and the more easily you will be able to work on desired changes throughout your body’s temple.


It’s very likely you’ll come to realize this yourself simply from attending a few classes at our Vacaville, CA studio – but it’s been backed up by plenty of scientific research! A recent study surveying yoga participants at varying levels of experience indicated that “yoga was perceived as having a positive impact on body image via perceived physical changes, gratitude for one’s body, a sense of accomplishment within one’s yoga practice, self-confidence, and witnessing different types of bodies practicing yoga.”


Fight Negative Body Image On The Path To Wellness


Yoga classes will help you feel more confident in your abilities and about your body. Continued participation in classes will allow you to recognize the relationship between inner harmony and external circumstances. In learning the tenets of yoga (peace, self-compassion, and self-acceptance) you will learn to observe – yourself and others – without judging, and celebrate the beauty of possibility instead of focusing on limitations. It may be helpful to start out by studying our video yoga library and familiarizing yourself with the basic motions so that you can enter class with greater confidence. 


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Setting New Year’s Habits That Stick in Vacaville

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Creating Your Resolutions


When setting your 2021 resolutions, don’t forget to set big, audacious goals. Want to commit to upping your yoga game by promising yourself you’ll attend virtual classes daily? Put it on the list. Be as ambitious as you can – no one is judging or grading your resolutions.

Once you have a satisfactory list of goals for the new year, take a closer look at each one, and determine the steps that you would need to take to achieve them. Turning each list item into a piecemeal step-by-step recipe for success will help encourage you to persist in checking off more boxes. For example, if you want to add some peace to your daily routine by learning to meditate, start by educating yourself about how meditation can benefit you and then figuring out what time of day those benefits would be most appreciated in your daily schedule. When you break up larger goals into smaller pieces and can measure progress clearly, you’re more likely to continue working towards those goals.

As you review the list of changes you are hoping to make for yourself, take a moment to try and understand why you shouldn’t make certain changes, as certain drawbacks can make you less inclined to pursue a previously desired goal. For example, if you hope to quit smoking but place a high value on the time you step outside to take a smoke break, find a way to replace the benefit portion of the unhealthy habit to help you want to stick with the change.


Hold Yourself Accountable and Be Proud When You Do


Commit to yourself and the changes you want to make by telling yourself – in writing or in the mirror – that you want to make a change. Do the same with people in your life that you respect, or don’t want to disappoint, like your significant other, your children, your teacher, your doctor, your boss, or your friends. Do not treat your list of goals as a punishment! Make sure to reward yourself when you reach small milestones or check off boxes. These mini rewards can take the form of a virtual pat on the back, a mini celebratory dance break where you play your favorite song, or being cheered on by family and friends. Made time for meditation or yoga goals? Perhaps reward yourself with our zero gravity aerial yoga class for some extra fun.

Learn From the Past and Be Grateful

Most adults realize that being perfect all the time is not a reasonable possibility for anyone, but instead of beating yourself up for not keeping resolutions of years past, re-examine them to determine what may have made them fail. Take a moment to be glad that you have the opportunity to retool your steps and expectations to improve your life – Yogacorefit is here to help you make those changes – let’s all go into 2021, and beyond, together and leave the detritus of 2020 where it belongs!   

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Using Yoga to Integrate Mind and Body

Mindfulness meditation provides the body with many benefits such as clarity, stability, and strength. The same benefits are also often associated with the practice of yoga, so it is no surprise that the two often go hand in hand. Many people struggle with anxious or angry thoughts and carry those feelings through life, which is not pleasant. As more and more people search for peace in an increasingly chaotic world, yoga classes are becoming more popular than ever. 

How the Mind and Body Work Together 

When our bodies are tired and feeling sluggish, it can make our thoughts just as tired. In the same way, anxiety in your mind can lead your body to tense up. Your body language will be closed and withdrawn. There is limitless research available proving that an anxious or depressed mind has a demonstrable negative impact on the body, and the reverse is also true. This simple fact is frustrating to many who suffer from anxiety, as there is no simple way to reverse a natural emotional reaction to a situation or condition.

That’s where yoga comes into play. Yoga is not just about flexibility and stretching – this ancient practice was developed precisely because combining the physical elements of the art has an undeniable impact on the heart and mind.

Setting Up a Mindfulness Practice Through Yoga 

Regular participation in yoga has been shown to naturally assist in improving mindfulness. If you have the specific goal of raising your level of mindfulness, an experienced yoga instructor can show you specific poses that target the mind-body connection and work especially well for such a practice. It’s a good idea to start out with having a stable seating position, whether that’s on your mat or a meditation cushion. Sit upright, with your chest “open” to the present moment and experience what is present around you. If you need more support or have difficulty with floor exercises, sitting in a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor is also ideal for this. 

It is always in your best interest to have a soft gaze at the floor or ahead a few feet away, especially when you are first starting out. Check-in with your thoughts as well to identify what you’re physically feeling. Most yoga classes do start out like this, and you can incorporate this into your practice at home as well. 

Paying Attention

It is just as important to notice when your mind begins to wander. Get into a slow, even breathing pattern that is natural for you. Pay attention to these breaths throughout your meditation. This will help get you back to the present moment when you find yourself getting distracted. Once you have been doing this regularly, it will get easier to check in with yourself and keep your thoughts from wandering. You will be amazed at how much you pick up on even in your normal daily routine that you never had before. This also is beneficial when it comes to remaining calm in stressful moments. 

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Attending both traditional and aerial yoga classes can help take you to another level with your meditation. Even if you have never tried yoga before, Yoga Core Fit has a range of classes for any level of experience and to suit specific needs. 

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Beating Sciatica In Vacaville: How Meditation and Yoga Help

Sciatica, a spinal issue that can be attributed to several underlying causes, is estimated to affect between 10% to 40% of the adult population. The pain can vary in intensity, but many who suffer from the condition report that the pain can reach debilitating levels. Despite the common incidence of the condition, modern medicine is woefully inadequate when it comes to treating the symptoms that plague its sufferers.

Physicians often encourage patients who suffer from sciatica or similar nerve pain to pursue complementary treatments while they work on finding the causes and potential cures for these conditions. In recent years, many sciatica patients have turned to yoga in their quest for relief, and the results are very promising! As pain patients are being turned away from traditional medical practices at an increasing rate due to the opioid crisis, those who have chronic spinal issues are learning about new ways to manage pain.

Developing a routine that incorporates yoga, stretching, and a healthy dose of mindfulness meditation has proven to be effective in both managing pain and improving the function of affected areas. A recent study conducted by the Osteopathic Institute of America revealed improvements for 89% of study participants who were educated in the basics of mindfulness meditation and attended yoga classes for a period of six weeks or longer.

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Yoga Poses for Sciatica

It’s crucial that you learn what type of poses are ideal for your particular health issues. For example, people who have severe lower back pain may wear a supportive brace and sit in a chair (at least to start) while doing yoga. They would avoid any poses in which they’re needing to bend and stretch their lower back. There are many variations of yoga that seem to help those with mobility concerns. Ballet barre pilates is particularly well-suited to the task of improving flexibility and core strength, while aerial yoga removes the obstacle of gravity, allowing for certain positions to be achieved more easily. Yoga sequences have been created by instructors to allow for ease of movement, going slowly through the poses that are geared towards practitioners with sciatica and similar conditions. 

How to Get Started With Yoga In Vacaville

If those benefits sound like something you’ve been craving, don’t let inexperience or doubt stop you from giving these techniques a chance to help improve your life. If you’ve never attended a yoga class in your life, Yoga Core Fit specializes in introducing novices to the joys of self-care through these ancient practices. 

In the age of COVID, which has limited occupancy in gyms and studios, or just plain caused a shutdown, Vacaville yoga is unique among fitness and healing modalities because it requires no large special equipment and can be practiced virtually anywhere. The staff at the Yoga Core Fit studio boasts a litany of credentials in physiology, health, meditation instruction, and adapting yoga techniques to accommodate, or target, specific issues or conditions.

We are now able to offer our full schedule of yoga classes virtually, so you can participate from home while maintaining social distancing. These classes are offered at almost half the cost of our regular studio classes – there’s never been a better time to start your yoga journey!

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How to Return to Yoga in California After a Hiatus

If your fitness habits have gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. Social distancing orders and quarantine habits have led to a worldwide decrease in physical activity over the last 6 months. What is even worse is that exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress and anxiety, so reducing or quitting your workouts could have very negative effects on both your physical health and your mental wellbeing. The good news is that returning to yoga after a brief or extended hiatus is very easy! 


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Restarting Your Yoga Routine


Forgive Yourself

First of all, don’t engage in self-depreciation or judgment. Let go of the past and adopt a mantra of self-acceptance. Regardless of why your routine was upset in the first place, focus on how to make changes to your current circumstances to allow you to put aside the small amount of time that will provide the greatest impact on your well-being. If you’ve ever experienced the benefits of yoga, get ready to experience them anew! Returning to class after a hiatus will allow you to observe your body and muscle reactions in new ways. 

Overcome Your Obstacles

Look inward to consider the reasons you stopped doing yoga so that you can make a plan to do better this time around. If scheduling was an issue, be realistic about how much time you can commit to your other obligations. Sign up for a single yoga class to give yourself something to look forward to and also become part of a community that will keep you accountable and wonder where you are when you don’t show up. For those who are not particularly motivated to work out, recruiting a friend can make it a lot more fun! If your hiatus was at least partially financial, supplement your class time with some free classes available on our YouTube channel to help you improve your core strength and flexibility while lowering your stress levels. 


Start Slow

Remember that it’s okay to ease back into the process! If you are a former yogaholic who hasn’t been to class in a while, you might find positions that were once second nature are now a bit challenging. Instead of becoming frustrated with yourself, see this as an opportunity to focus on form and breathing and practice those meditation skills when stress begins to get the best of you. 


Try New Techniques

Depending on how long it has been since you last took yoga classes on a regular basis, your needs and interests may have changed. If you are now working from home instead of having a daily commute, you will need to work out different sets of muscles. Consider purchasing some yoga props to help you ease back into things, or try an approach such as aerial yoga that could be both more fun and less stressful for those with out-of-practice muscles. 


Learn From Your Hiatus

Life is full of learning opportunities. Use the process of returning to wellness as a lesson and a self-care module to keep you at your best. Be conscious of how your body and mind feel this time around and make sure to take the time to enjoy yourself. 


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Is Yoga Safe During Pregnancy in California?


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Pregnancy is an exciting time, but all of the advice you get can be overwhelming and often conflicting. There are many types of prenatal fitness classes aimed at helping pregnant women to stay active in a safe way. Whether you are already a yoga enthusiast or are just getting started, these guidelines will help make your practice safe for you and your growing baby. 

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Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga

Both pregnancy and childbirth can put a strain on your body and your mind. Yoga classes Vacaville help with both of these aspects. The poses themselves focus on flexibility and toning muscles, both of which are crucial at a time when your body is changing rapidly. Building and maintaining muscle tone helps to alleviate many of the most common aches and pains during pregnancy and may also make childbirth itself easier on the body. In addition to the actual poses and physical exercise, yoga emphasizes activities like breathing and meditation. These skills are invaluable in keeping calm and stress-free, especially in the later stages of pregnancy and early stages of childbirth, where focus is most important. Though group yoga classes promote togetherness and unity, the practice of yoga itself is an individual one that encourages each participant to go at their own pace and get to know their own bodies, which definitely comes in handy during labor.


Most women can benefit from prenatal yoga classes, but it is important to consult with your doctor before beginning any type of exercise program or fitness classes during pregnancy. Additionally, there are some things to consider when taking yoga classes in Vacaville.

  • If you are attending a regular yoga class rather than a prenatal yoga class, make sure that your instructor knows you are pregnant. A knowledgeable yoga instructor can help you decide which poses and activities are safe and beneficial.
  • Pay attention to the movements you do. Especially beginning in the second trimester, it is important to avoid asanas on the back as they restrict blood flow to the uterus. Bend forward from the hips to give space to the ribs and make breathing easier. Twisting poses should originate from the shoulders rather than the abdomen, and stretching should be kept to a minimum, never beyond what is comfortable.
  • Many poses can be modified for pregnancy using a chair to put less pressure on the belly. Avoid backbends, handstands, headstands, and poses that require balancing on one foot. Not only are these poses uncomfortable during pregnancy, but they present a larger risk of injury.
  • Avoid Bikram yoga as overheating can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women. 
  • Above all, always trust your instincts and listen to your body. An experienced yoga practitioner may be able to do certain poses with ease even during pregnancy, while someone just starting out may be less comfortable. Take breaks as needed and talk to your instructor and your doctor if you experience pain while doing yoga or after a workout. 


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Basic Equipment Enhances Your Yoga In Vacaville Workouts

One of the best things about doing yoga is that it is simple to get started without a lot of fancy equipment. However, as you begin to practice more often and learn more yoga poses, there are certain items that allow you to take virtual yoga classes at home as well as to try some of the specialized types of yoga such as aerial yoga or barre pilates. 

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What Are The Basic Types Of Yoga Equipment? 


Yoga Mat

A yoga mat defines your physical space in group yoga classes and provides a good surface in which to practice yoga poses without worrying about slipping or sliding. Most yoga studios do have mats available to use for free or a small rental fee, but as soon as you commit to doing any type of yoga on a regular basis you will want to buy one that meets your specific preferences for  thickness, material, or size. When it comes to yoga mats, you generally get what you pay for, so it is a good idea to splurge in this area.


The beginning yoga poses are simple, but before long you will move on to some less-common positions including inverted poses, so your workout attire should take that into consideration. A few pairs of yoga tights or harem-style pants and sports bras for the ladies, shorts and form-fitting but breathable shirts for the men. If you have long hair, some cloth headbands or hair ties will keep it in place through any type of yoga pose. If you don’t want to do yoga barefoot, official yoga socks with grips are necessary. Affordable yoga clothes are available at many department stores and online retailers, but it is totally okay to treat yourself to some nicer stuff as well.

Yoga Strap

Flexibility is a major goal of yoga, and many poses will test your physical limits. A yoga strap extends the reach of your arms for poses where you may need to hold onto your feet. Barre pilates in particular makes use of a lot of these  types of movements, so if this is your favorite type of yoga, a strap is necessary. Most yoga studios do have straps to borrow for those difficult moves, but they are fairly inexpensive, so it makes sense to have your own.

Yoga Block

A yoga block is another item that helps with poses. In this case, the block makes it easier to achieve proper alignment in standing poses where your hands must touch the floor. If you are mostly doing virtual yoga classes at home, you probably have things around the house that can fill this purpose, but of course an official block will be a little cumbersome and easier to use, especially if you tend to do yoga outside or at a studio and don’t want to borrow or rent one.

Yoga Blanket

Yoga blankets are a very versatile piece of equipment that is also available to rent or borrow at most studios. They provide extra support during sitting poses and can be used to cover up when chilly. As with yoga blocks, you probably have a suitable blanket at home if you are practicing virtually, but many people would rather buy this inexpensive piece of equipment than borrow something other people regularly use in a shared space.

Ballet Barre

Obviously, Barre Pilates and other types of Barre classes use this piece of equipment. If you are taking classes solely at a yoga studio, there is absolutely no reason to buy your own barre. However, if you have decided to create a home yoga studio and wish to do barre-based yoga poses, you will want to purchase one of these.

Yoga Swing And Rigging

Aerial yoga has become quite popular among both beginner and advanced yogis. Most people who are just starting out take aerial yoga classes at a studio where they supply everything that is needed and your yoga instructor helps you safely rig your swing. However, if you are completely committed to doing aerial yoga on your own you will need a strong and durable but breathable silk swing and good, reliable rigging for the safest practice. A good yoga swing and rigging will not be cheap, but it is important to buy from a reputable seller. Ask your local yoga studio for recommendations.

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Yoga Vs. Pilates: What is Better For You In Vacaville, CA?

Both yoga and pilates are commonly offered in fitness studios and gyms around the world. Each offers participants of all levels an opportunity to strengthen their core and achieve greater strength, focus, and flexibility, yet there are also many differences between the two. Learn more about what each has to offer so you can select the one that is right for your goals and lifestyle.

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What Is Yoga?

The practice of yoga goes back over 2000 years, though it has obviously evolved a lot over time. Ancient yogis developed yoga as a complete spiritual practice with 8 limbs that were said to be the guide for living a meaningful life. Most modern yoga practitioners focus on asana, the third limb that teaches postures, though many yoga classes do also incorporate teachings from the other limbs as well. 

What Is Pilates?

Like yoga, pilates focuses on the connection between brain and body and concentrates on posture and flexibility. However, pilates is less spiritual and more physical, using breathing and exercises to achieve an optimal state of body and mind wellness through the application of 6 basic disciplines. There are some variations such as barre pilates that incorporate dance and more artistic movements, but generally speaking, pilates prioritizes precision and strength without bulk.

Core Differences Between Yoga And Pilates

With both pilates and yoga focusing on breathing and overall wellness over competition and bulking up, it is not surprising that they draw many of the same participants. However, though the two disciplines share some common beliefs, there are some differences in practice that will determine which is right for you:

  • Breathing: Though yoga and pilates both encourage participants to pay special attention to breathing, the methods are a bit different. Pilates uses breath as more of a technique while yoga sees it in a more meditative fashion.
  • Goals: Yoga practitioners tend to see it as an entire lifestyle, often incorporating more of the limbs into their daily activities. Some types of yoga like hot yoga do aim for more intensity, but usually the goal of a yoga class is a feeling of zen and peace. Though pilates can also help the mind, it is more often used as a form of physical rehabilitation. 
  • Movements: Pilates moves are shorter and less repetitive than yoga poses, which tend to be held for longer and used with more frequency. Yoga generally works the entire body where pilates focuses on powerhouse muscles. 
  • Equipment: Mat work is a part of both yoga and pilates, but pilates also uses a machine called a reformer to aid with workouts. Some forms of yoga, like aerial yoga, use special equipment like a swing and rigging, but for the most part, the items that aid yogis and yoginis are merely props to assist with poses or make participants more comfortable.
  • Spirituality: Because of their origins, yoga is a more meditative discipline whereas pilates is exercise-focused. Meditation is part of many yoga classes, a component not present in pilates instruction.


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How To Incorporate Yoga in Your Daily Routine in Vacaville

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Yoga is something that has applications outside of the studio. Even when you’re not practicing yoga, you still can experience its benefits and use the principles throughout your daily life, from the little difficulties to the serious hardships. Here are some ways in which yoga can be applied to your life after you attend our yoga classes

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Deep Breathing

Yoga gets you to focus more on your breathing. Your instructor will teach you specific techniques to help you regulate your breathing. Most people who don’t take yoga don’t think about their breathing for the most part, but gaining breath control is useful in difficult situations. When you find yourself in a stressful moment, pay attention to your breath and slow it down to release tension and override those stress responses. 


Life requires a great deal of balance. It’s important to recognize how we navigate through life and that the decisions that we make often are a result of balance. Some choices are made from necessity and others because they give us enjoyment. We work hard and then spend time reaping the rewards or spending some fun time with loved ones. We worry about getting everything done in a day yet realize it’s necessary to get enough rest and let things be. 


Your virtual yoga teacher often will tell you to go deeper into a pose, depending on what it is. This is just as crucial in your daily interactions and tasks. Look beyond the surface in a tough situation that makes you frustrated and find the positive side to it, see how it fits into the big picture and move on with your day. 

Body Monitoring

During virtual yoga poses you need to feel out your body’s response and make adjustments so that you are challenging yourself while remaining comfortable. Our health improves when we pay close attention to our bodies. If you’re feeling a little run down or sick, tune into what’s going on with your physical self. Also, you’ll want to notice how you feel in different situations as tensing up when around certain people is a telltale sign that your interactions with them are less than favorable. Our bodies can tell us this even when our minds trick us into thinking we’re okay with certain things. 

Transforming You

During yoga practice, you will notice physical transformation but also some spiritual transformation. It may take longer and more work to make this happen but it’s a common effect of taking lessons. Learn as much as you can about yourself, your reactions, and how you interact with your surroundings in general. 

Classes That Adapt to Your Needs

Did you know that you can take virtual yoga classes? With YogaCoreFit, it’s not only a possibility, it’s a great option for situations when you can’t make it into our studio. Yoga classes that fit your schedule and budget are a wonderful thing. 

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What Is Aerial Yoga? A Vacaville Yogi Explains

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Aerial yoga shares numerous similarities with traditional yoga. However, there are a few big differences to it and this style of yoga has its own benefits as well.  Before you go try out yoga in Vacaville, CA at the YogaCoreFit studio, it’s a good idea to have at least a basic understanding of what it’s all about. 

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What is aerial yoga?

Aerial yoga is also known by the name anti-gravity yoga. When you’re in an aerial yoga class, you’ll be in a silk hammock that supports your body weight so that you’re suspended in mid-air, allowing you to do many of the same poses as in mat yoga, but without the obstacle of gravity. This style can be adapted for both beginners and more experienced practitioners. 

History of Aerial Yoga

The first known yogi to use ropes and suspension to achieve more difficult inversions was B. K. S. Iyengar in the 1990s, but aerial yoga did not catch on as its own discipline until the early 2000s. It was then that a group of fitness teachers got together to combine anti-gravity principles, fitness, yoga, dance, and acrobatics to help their students to achieve a higher level of flexibility and a greater variety of poses. Broadway dancer and gymnast yoga teacher Michelle Dortinac, Cirque du Soleil artist Carmen Curtis, and aerial dancer Rebekah Leach used their experiences from their individual disciplines to build and influence the early days of aerial yoga development and propel it to its current level of popularity. Since then, it’s grown to become popular in countries across the world where there are trainings to receive a license to teach anti-gravity yoga. Flying yoga has developed from this specialty as well and typically is done with the use of a simple belt instead of a hammock to help students get into the various yoga postures. 

Benefits of Doing Aerial Yoga

Aerial yoga incorporates all of the principles of mat yoga and therefore provides the same benefits, but there are added advantages of using the hammocks and anti-gravity principles of flying yoga and aerial yoga. 

  • Relieves back pain: Generally, there is less pressure on your joints when in the hammock, making it a good option for those who find mat yoga too strenuous.  You won’t have any strain on your spine and this is a big plus for people who experience back pain. 
  • Greater flexibility: This yoga style gives you more range of motion, so you can safely stretch your tendons and muscles and have more space to move allowing you to do more postures than you would on the floor. 
  • Better control of your breathing: Breath control is a benefit of yoga that can be used in daily life. When you’re up in the air you can relax your body without restriction, and eventually, you should be able to improve your lung capacity. 
  • Improved Mood: Are you someone who has anxiety attacks or is going through a difficult time? With aerial yoga, you can be more at ease as you meditate and have more of a focus on the positive. When you’re inverted you should have increased energy, balance, and focus since blood will flow to your brain more and provide it with oxygen to improve your brain’s functioning. 
  • Burn calories: Aerial yoga combines many disciplines and uses several muscle groups, allowing you to burn calories without as much strain as seen in other workout methods. The wide variety of poses engage all of your muscles, building and strengthening your core. 
  • Allows for easier inversions: Inversions are a very beneficial part of practicing yoga, but they are inaccessible to many people for a variety of reasons. When gravity is removed from the equation, those who need assistance to achieve inversions in mat yoga can suddenly do them on their own, with the help of the hammock. Being able to suddenly do more difficult poses allows access to more of the benefits of yoga practice.

It can be intimidating the first time you take an anti-gravity yoga class but it is well worthwhile. Trust in us at the YogaCoreFit studio to help you feel more comfortable with aerial yoga in Vacaville, CA. Try a class today! 

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