Bow pose in aerial yoga is an amazing way to open the heart, release stress, stretch your back and build confidence.
Caution: Make sure the fabric is at your hips or higher so that when you lean back, you will not hit your head on the floor. Ease into this pose because it is an extreme backbend. Keep the core tight to protect your lower back.
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- Start in mountain pose in front of your aerial yoga hammock.
- Stretch out the fabric so you can take a seat into the hammock.
- Make sure the aerial yoga hammock comes up to the top of the thigh and bottom of the booty.
- Reach the arms up and grab the hammock from behind. Thumbs will be on the inside and the fingers on the outside of the fabric.
- Keep your knees bent or pulling outward. DO NOT lift the legs up to prevent from falling backwards through the hammock.
- Slide the palms down, right about chest level.
- Inhale, and lean backwards until it feels good for you.
- If your back is pretty bendy, you should be able to grab the outside of your ankles and push the tops of your feet into your hands.
- Try to keep your knees from turning outward as you hang there.
- Take 5 breaths or stay there for 1-2 minutes.
- To come up, grab up high and pull yourself up.
- Take a counter pose by leaning your upper body over your thighs and let the blood go back to its normal flow.
This is how you do bow pose in aerial yoga. It is one of my favorite poses to do with the aerial yoga hammock! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Comment below with your experience!
If you are scared of this pose, remember, choosing love over fear will always benefit your own happiness. You can do it if you believe you can!
Love & Peace,