The antigravity yoga is the new frontier of yoga that aims to provide numerous benefits to the body and mind. An idea introduced by American born Christopher Harrison, gymnast and dancer, who in 1990 in New York, founded his company " Antigravity ". The technique is inspired of acrobatics and the interest in yoga and physical well-being.
The method fits within the techniques of yoga movements and postures, typical of acrobats defying the force of gravity, with the sole purpose of finding physical well-being. Although the introduction of this technique appears to complicate the practice of yoga, this antigravity yoga method makes practice much easier and more fun, as the key point is to battle the main problem of the yoga postures, i.e. the force of gravity. This force, pushing towards the ground, increases the effort needed to perform the movements, efforts that are eliminated, thanks to the facilities that are usually used by acrobats.
The basic technique that blends the use of the hammock antigravity acrobats used for training, which is associated with the yoga, offers a complete workout but open to all. The movement that is accomplished is trapezium, which changes the relationship with the ground and allows people to gain a different approach with the use of the body. The hammock fabric is hung from the ceiling minimizing the effort of the user when performing the movements.
The benefits of this activity are many: ranging from the decrease in pressure on the joints alignment of the spinal column, while at mental level related to improved sleep and reduced stress allows a better well-being.