13 November 2018Last updated

Healthy body

5 ways to lose 5 kilos

Personal trainer Taleen tries out a different class every month for Aquarius

By Karina Sharma
27 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am
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Tal tries... Anti-gravity yoga

What is it? Anti-gravity or aerial yoga combines the traditional yoga poses, Pilates and dance with the use of a ‘hammock’.

Tal’s take on it: The class began with long stretches around a piece of flexible fabric known as a hammock, which was attached to the ceiling above each person. We used the fabric for some traditional yoga poses, before going into the upside-down poses, also known as ‘zero-compression inversions’. I was a bit nervous at first, but our instructor, Goli, was very reassuring. We wrapped ourselves in the fabric, diamond-shaped our legs, and before I knew it, I was hanging upside down! Benefits include back pain and stress relief, and improved circulation. It made me feel happy – almost euphoric. While hanging, we did a series of ab exercises – you can really feel these in the core as you work against gravity. The class ended with a meditation inside the hammock known as the womb pose. My spine had never felt better and my body was completely relaxed – a great workout!

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By Karina Sharma

By Karina Sharma