Aerial yoga has gone mainstream thanks to yoga instructors squashing common misconceptions. This gravity-defying yoga looks and sounds difficult, but in many cases, it’s just the opposite. For example, it can take a yoga student months or years to work up to poses involving arm balances, such as firefly or crane pose. Meanwhile, aerial yoga students use the signature sling-like hammock for gentle support and may tackle advanced poses sooner, safely.
To get started, just look for aerial yoga classes in your area; they’re surprisingly common! If you’re not quite up for defying gravity, you can’t go wrong with these six energizing yoga poses for groggy mornings.