Yoga is a well-known holistic regimen that may have many benefits for one's physical, mental and emotional health. Over the years, the gentle Eastern program has evolved in many ways, one of which involves suspending enthusiasts from the ceiling with ropes attached to their ankles. This form of the physical activity, known as aerial yoga, is being offered at a New Jersey yoga studio in Ramsey, according to the North Jersey Record.
Instructor Heather Hammond, who worked with silk ropes as part of aerial acrobatics in New York City for many years, explained that the popularity of Cirque du Soleil has brought many people to her door. The age group she sees most are women between the ages of 20 and 35.
"I think people are just trying to find new ways to make working out pleasurable," Hammond told the news source. "I think everybody is pretty much sold on the health benefits of working out. But monotony sets in. People are trying to reach out and try for new and different things."
She added that performing yoga in a group atmosphere can be a fun, exciting way for beginners to try the mind-body regimen for themselves.
Engaging in the breathing exercises, poses and stretches of the program can help these individuals achieve a better work life balance and strive for their full potential.