FlyHigh Yoga is popular and new style of areal yoga. It appeared in 2012 in Ubud, Bali with the development of the FlyHigh Yoga Hanging Belt. This belt is a simple and unique tool for a gravity defying, creative, fun, precise and alignment-based style of yoga.
With The FlyHigh Yoga belt, you are able to do regular yoga poses (and other gravity defying moves) in a supported way. This makes the progression of your practice easier, more precise, more intense and more fun!
FHY is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual health for almost all groups.
Jose Luis Jimenez, the spanish founding father of FlyHigh Yoga is long-term yoga enthusiast and practitioner. His inspiration for FlyHighYoga Hanging Belt was in yoga Kurunta (use of a rope) from an Iyengar yoga tradition.
Therefore FHY keeps all the traditional yoga knowledge, transformed in an attractive, intense and fun approach to yoga.
Jose Luis credentials, gained with American Yoga Alliance, are E-RYT500.
The belt is the most versatile, simple and at the same time, the most precise prop among all!
The belt consists of a few cm wide parachute fabric lines, two wooden blocks and padding on the bottom for softer support. The belt is easy to assemble, to carry around and it takes very little space.
Based on Iyengar yoga it makes significant difference to other antigravity and aerial yogas that focuses predominantly on acrobatic/dance oriented way of movement. With FHY we are keeping all the knowledge that yoga has developed since it`s origin, yet put it another shape, using gravity and prop itself for even deeper and more effective modern yoga practice.
It encourages values of fun, integrity, mindfulness, courage and community and motivates FHY’s family members (students, teachers, trainers, others) to absorb and live the mission and message of »flying high« – with spreaded wings towards happy and fulfilled life.
FHY is appropriate for all general healthy people: more or less active, with bigger or smaller flexibility capacities, regular and advanced yoga practitioners, as well complete begginers. For people with a wish for more or less intense FHY practice as FHY can be practiced in a very dynamic, strong and active or easier, slower and more restorative way. All can perform FHY, will enjoy in it’s practice and feel challenged at the same time.
FlyHighYoga™ is a versatile practice that complements any existing yoga asana practice or any other sport activity like cycling, surfing, running, climbing and so on.
You can practice FHY alone or with a partner – used as a tool in pairs or groups will bring you even greater joy, fun and creativity, you can work with your partner(s) as well on deep adjustments, though on our FHY™ Teacher Trainings (link-TT).
FHY™ Hanging Belt is designed to hold several hundreds pounds of dynamic movement/weight.
FHY™ can be still beneficial for many people with body’s disabilities, although it is necessary for your Teacher to have all the needed information for appropriate treatment. If you have doubts about your FHY™ practice we recommend you to ask your yoga Teacher and/or to consult about with your doctor/physician.