FLYHIGHYOGA, Hanging Around…Upside Down

Experience the world upside down with the aid of gravity and the FlyHighYoga Hanging Belt.
As the popularity of yoga grows, there is increasing demand from practitioners to bring their yoga experience to the next level. FlyHighYoga will do just that!
FlyHighYoga is a form of aerial yoga where practitioners experience yoga postures in a completely new and deeper level. Suspended by the FlyHighYoga hanging belt, practitioners perform yoga poses with the aid of gravity for a dynamic and therapeutic practice.
FlyHighYoga was founded by Jose Luis Jimenez in 2012 and is based on Iyengar Yoga. FlyHighYoga is gaining in popularity in the yoga community. Jose has conducted several workshops and teacher training sessions in Bali, China and Spain.

Benefits of FlyHighYoga

FlyHighYoga classes focus on improving ones posture, helping you find more length in your spine and increasing your strength and flexibility. For individuals with back and neck pain, many yoga poses and inversions, like headstand or downward dog are not an option. But when you are suspended in the air with the FlyHighYoga Hanging Belt, performing these poses doesn’t put any pressure on your spine or neck. The practice of inversion also helps to increase activity in the brain and generates benefits in almost every aspect, especially in the nervous and cardiovascular system.

FlyHighYoga is an excellent complementary discipline to any sport, especially sports where compression occurs in the spinal column such as running, surfing or mountain biking. The practice of FlyHighYoga is extremely therapeutic and is an excellent alternative for improving conditions in the spine. However, it is always advisable to consult a medical specialist before practice, especially if you have a recent injury. Also because of the time that is dedicated to inverted poses, it is not advisable to develop your FlyHighYoga practice during pregnancy.

FlyHighYoga is much more…

In addition to the physical benefits of practicing FlyHighYoga, in his classes, Jose encourages practitioners to express themselves by laughing, clapping or shouting…of course in a loving way. You can’t help but laugh and have fun when you are hanging upside down, swinging on the belt and interacting with other FlyHighYoga practitioners.

Along with having lots of fun in class, students are encouraged to help and support one another so that every person in class can achieve their highest potential. This shared interests and experience contributes to the growth of the FlyHighYoga family and community. Jose supports FlyHighYoga students to continue having fun outside of the classroom…hang the belt from a tree on the beach, do yoga poses while having a barbeque, have a FlyHighYoga birthday party…so many possibilities of having fun with the hanging belt. Don’t limit yourself!

However, having fun and sharing experiences must be balanced with mindfulness. FlyHighYoga is a yoga practice which requires strong awareness of one’s body while focusing in the breathing. Practising FlyHighYoga is all about being here and now. In order to fly higher you need to drop the burden of your conditioned mind. When you are hanging upside down there is a feeling of freedom from your monkey mind and you become more aware of your conscious experience. As your practice grows, so does your personal development in the spiritual level.

For some people, FlyHighYoga will sweep them out of their comfort zone, forcing them to face their fears and go beyond their boundaries. With this purpose courage is needed. With the aid of the FlyHighYoga hanging belt your fears will lessen, you will gain courage and confidence in doing yoga poses suspended in air.

FlyHighYoga practice requires practitioners to engage and use muscles they didn’t know they had in order to attain the real benefits of the practice. One can go deeper in the yoga poses when using the hanging belt. In his classes, Jose teaches students about having integrity in their FlyHighYoga practice. Student will lean about alignment and biomechanics so that they not only have a safe practice but also have a deeper understanding of the benefits of the poses to improve their overall yoga practice.

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