Want to be a better dancer? Do yoga, learn why!

Want to be a better dancer? Do yoga, learn why!

Want to be a better dancer? Do yoga, learn why!

Dancing is a powerful form of movement art, which gives every individual to express themselves through their very own unique bodies. Dance may look effortless, but it requires a lot of strength, flexibility and stamina.

Professional dancers are facing a lot of injuries when they practice. Dance is a physically challenging activity. Studies have shown that dancing five hours a day or longer leads to increased risk of stress fractures and other injuries. The intensive training that many dancers have gets them a little time to recover between the sessions. Dance can sometimes be painful for the body and actually increase the levels of anxiety.

This is where yoga can be really beneficial to dancers.

When dancers practising yoga on a regular basis, can help them to develop concentration and focus and fights stress. Yoga calms down the mind and gives more sense of inner awareness. Dancing is a very competitive career and could have a negative impact on some individuals. Yoga is quite the opposite. Yoga encourages a non-competitive and accepting attitude toward the body and this more compassionate and accepting way of approaching physicality could be so helpful during times of injury or stress.

Yoga creates a deep internal awareness of the body. An enhanced bodily awareness can allow you to move more freely and clearly, potentially improving your dancer’s movement. Working through movement to improve your whole self can create something which is continuous and has depth and it’s beneficial to your wellbeing.

Do FlyHigh Yoga for better flexibility and body awareness.

To be an amazing dancer you need to be flexible, to have balance and a really good sense of your body, so you can express all kind of emotions through your dance. So to achieve all of that you need something to help you. Meet FlyHigh yoga the perfect aerial yoga practice that can uplift your dancing career and help you get more in-depth knowledge of your body and movement. With FHY and the help of the belt that we use to perform the yoga asanas, it’s easy to build muscle strength and flexibility.

Having good flexibility goes far beyond a bit of stretching after your dance class. Imagine being able to go through your day-to-day life and practice without having any aches or pains, and no sore muscles.  That sounds amazing, right? Flexibility is about your freedom and being able to move freely with comfort and ease in your every dance sequence.

FlyHigh Yoga is a great way to mix up your usual dance routine and push your body to go deeper and be stronger in your poses. In addition to improving your posture balance during your dance performance, the support and suspension that you receive in FlyHigh yoga can improve your focus on your body so you can have more awareness of your body edges and movements.

When you dance and your vertebrae sit stacked, being pulled down into each other by gravity. This is why turning yourself over, upside down and allowing your spine to be free of that pressure can help you feel lengthened and relaxed. This really helps to release all the stress and pressure that is accumulated in your body.

The positions you can achieve in FlyHigh yoga also improve circulation. This brings you focus and improve the energy following in your body.

Whit FlyHigh Yoga you will learn new skills, work on your muscles and develop strength you never knew you had it’s a great workout for your core and upper body. After regular practising you will have stronger posture, your movement will become more stable and you will have full control of your body movements. This will help you and inspire you when you are preparing your next dance choreography.

If you want to learn more about how FlyHigh Yoga can benefit your dancing career, sign up for our next FlyHigh Yoga trading or visit some of our regular classes around the world.

Sculpt your body with the best workout ever – FlyHigh Pilates

Sculpt your body with the best workout ever – FlyHigh Pilates

Sculpt your body with the best workout ever – FlyHigh Pilates

Maybe some of you know that Pilates was created in a search for better health and optimal physique. This practice focuses on eight principles: concentration, breath, centring, control, precision, movement, isolation and routine. Pilates movements and activation gently lengthen muscles, guiding them into leaner shapes. Even the fittest athletes will find some of the moves challenging and difficult. Pilates  Method is not only a series of exercises but a unique approach to movement. It will change the way you look, think and feel. Pilates can provide that long, toned body you desire.

With Pilates practice you tone your core appropriately, improving your posture, stabilising and elongating the spine, and developing balance and overall strength. Pilates is a movement based practice rather than being posture based. In a typical Pilates session, you might include 6 to 8 movements which are repeated 6 to 10 times each. The focus is on all of the eight principles, control and precision. All movements in Pilates are designed sequentially to benefit the body.

Pilates is an absolute killer workout to develop long lean muscles, great posture, deep abdominal strength and core stability. This is a really effective sculpting workout that isolates and recruits muscle groups and focuses on building longer and leaner muscles as opposed to short and bulky.

Knowing this, we created the FlyHigh Pilates. We are inspired by people who love this practice and appreciate an intelligent workout which provides the opportunity for a long, lean, healthy body.

FlyHigh Pilates is an extraordinary new extension of the Classic Pilates Method. The FlyHigh Yoga Belt can mimic the effect of Pilates studio equipment. With the FlyHigh Yoga Belt, you don’t need a big studio or expensive equipment to furnish it. You can hang the belt almost anywhere and perform all desired moves. The FlyHigh Belt is an excellent tool to tone your abdominal muscles.  With FlyHigh Pilates you can develop strength in the deeper core muscles.

Explore new territory in your FlyHigh Pilates workout!

This August we are launching our first special training, focusing only on the Pilates Method, using the FlyHighYoga Belt to guide you to create the best Pilates workout for yourself and your students.

FlyHigh Pilates is the newest suspension training program from FlyHigh Yoga. Transferring the Pilates movement narrative to the FlyHighYoga Belt is a natural fusion and evolution of FHY and Pilates. This technique allows practitioners to perform classic and contemporary Mat, Reformer and Cadillac movements on the FlyHigh Yoga Belt! FlyHigh Pilates classes take core-conditioning and targeted muscle toning to new heights. Join us to explore the amazing benefits that can be derived from training in the Pilates Method on the FlyHigh Yoga Belt.

In this training, you will learn the anatomy of FlyHigh Yoga (Iyengar Yoga origin) with a contemporary understanding of biomechanics as used in the Pilates Method. After completing the training you will know how to skillfully adapt the FHY Belt for Pilates practice and how to build the perfect FlyHigh Pilates workout. We will teach you how to use Pilates movements effectively so that you can experience the ultimate results in your own body as well as in the bodies of those you teach. You can see the full program of the training here. If you want to expand your training repertoire – sign up for this novel approach to Pilates and become one of the first FlyHigh Pilates teachers. You can sign up here

We are flying with Bali Spirit Festival this March

We are flying with Bali Spirit Festival this March

Less then a month till yogis and friends from all over the world will gather in Ubud, Bali for one of the largest yoga festivals in the world – Bali Spirit Festival. It is all about global yoga community well-being, personal and planetary transformation through yoga, movement and music.

From March 24th till 31st the town will be the world’s centre of yoga, meditation, dance and movement, personal development and healing. Let’s not forget the music! Music is the heart and soul of the Festival. From live music accompanying a yin yoga workshop, sacred music to participatory concerts and chanting, music will fill our hearts.

Be part of our flying team

We are happy to share that this year FlyHigh Yoga will be part of the Bali Spirit Festival’s family as a side attraction! We will be offering special open classes daily. If you are already a FlyHigh Yoga teacher, we are happy to invite you to join our Bali Spirit team on the spot! Contact us if you want to join.

Special 20% discount

We are offering a 20% discount off our March or April FlyHigh Yoga teacher trainings to all yogis that have a Bali Spirit Festival pass. The trainings cover the basics of FHY. Through this training, you will learn how to skillfully use the FHY belt, various poses that can be performed in the belt, how the belt can enhance a regular yoga practice and how to safely guide people in and out of these poses. Don’t hesitate to contact our team for more information about the training.

An exceptional gift to our March FlyHigh yoga family

Our amazing surprises don’t end here. From March 16th till 20th we are hosting our monthly teacher training at Ubud Yoga Centre and to all of you that are signing up to the training, we are giving a day to remember at Bali Spirit Festival Music stage on request. The pass Includes Access to daytime music on selected day (Coco Love Stage); Access to night-time music on selected day (Main Stage); Access to Dharma Fair and Community Workshops on a selected day. The music line-up is a constellation of ceremonialists and soul-healers, sound alchemists and truth-speakers, voices of angels, voices of the forest, voices of roots sunk deep, voices of ancient wisdom, expressed through a rising underground of spiritually-inspired artists gathered from the four corners of the planet. It will be really amazing and we will be so happy to share this experience with you!

What to expect from the Bali Spirit Festival this year?

The festival is an intense and inspiring event with a lot of fun! It offers you a wide range of events to choose such as interactive workshops and seminars, a lively community market and healing centre, a children’s activity zone, yoga classes and vibrant nighttime programs.

This year the global yoga family will gather together in sacred celebration, doing the inside-out work of personal and planetary healing and transformation. As we take time and space to re-align through yoga, we fine-tune our inner equilibrium and rejuvenate our bodies.

The daytime line-up reflects the rich variety of activities on offer at the festival, including Yoga workshops, Traditional Balinese performances, music and so much more. There are classes for all levels, for absolute beginners to handstand lovers across all traditions of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Jivamukti, Astanga, Laughter Yoga, Afro Flow, Children’s yoga and more! Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHighYoga, who is long-term yoga enthusiast and practitioner will be a part of the yoga line-up. He will teach Vinyasa classes at the festival. Jose has a deep understanding of the yoga teaching, that’s why his classes are initiating the work, sustaining it and then building to a peak, and completing and integrating it. Everyone using the code “JOSELUIS” when purchasing an Abundance or Full Spirit Pass, will get a discount of $50 on the ticket price. 

Bali Spirit Festival is more than a yoga festival, is a global celebration of community and well-being. Don’t miss it! Join the event here, or follow FlyHihgYoga and Bali Spirit Festival on Instagram for newest updates and live streaming from the festival’s events.

Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Guide to FlyHigh Yoga classes in Bali

Bali is one of the most preferable yoga places on earth, where you can practice all kind of yoga classes, take numerous workshops and retreats. The island is so inspirational and provoke everyone to do something differed and challenging.

For many people who try to practice yoga for the first time combining the traditions of yoga with something fun and energetic is the best option. If this sounds to you like something that you would try, then we can suggest you take the leap, give it a try, come and fly with FlyHigh Yoga. Very often we are asked where in Bali you can take a regular FlyHigh yoga class. That’s why we specially prepared to you this guide to all the studios in which you can join a regular FlyHigh Yoga class.

Ubud Yoga Centre

Our first stop in this guide is the Ubud Yoga Centre. In this place is hidden a little bit of magic. The yoga centre is a contemporary two-tiered complex building created with several functions in mind: Yoga Centre, Paiste Gong Centre, Kids Centre, Gift Shop, and a Cafe. So you can enjoy a really good yoga practice and also a good healthy meal. The place is kids friendly. The children can also do yoga here and try to fly with specially designed FlyHigh yoga classes for the little ones.  At Ubud Yoga Centre you can practice FlyHigh yoga every day. When you fall in love with FlyHigh yoga you can also buy the FHY hanging belt and practice anywhere you want. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance, just come and fly with us!

The Mansion – Ubud

Rooftop Yoga in the FlyHigh Shala, located on the third floor overlooking the greenery of Ubud. FlyHigh Yoga classes offer you a form of aerial yoga practice taking the same yoga poses you would normally practice on the ground but you are now suspended about a meter above the ground while your hands are on the mat below. You can find FlyHigh Yoga classes every day from Monday to Friday.

Samadi – Canggu

As a centre dedicated to healing and renewal, Samadi Bali provides a lush and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul in the heart of Canggu, Bali. At Samadi Bali, there are FlyHigh Yoga classes two times a week.

Serenity Eco Guesthouse – Canggu

Another piece of paradise is Serenity Eco Guesthouse in Canggu. Besides that you can practice FlyHigh Yoga classes here, you can enjoy the beautiful rice field & mountain views, with some of Bali’s best beaches just steps away. Here you can feel immediately at home and join a friendly community. People of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds are welcomed with open arms. Every Wednesday and Friday you can sign up for a refreshing and energetic FlyHigh yoga practice, where you can be carefully guided through every asana whit the help of the belt. After that, you can have something healthy and vegan to eat from the cafe and enjoy the Balinese’s serenity.

Blue Earth Village – Amed

Blue Earth Village is an evolving educational and community hub on the beautiful Amed coast of East Bali. The Blue Earth yoga deck is a stunning space with incredible views of Gunung Agung and Jemeluk bay. The shala is built of bamboo and recycled Ulin wood and is open on the sides yet still feels private due to its elevation. FHY classes are on Friday afternoons at 5:30 pm, please book your spot in advance!

Sunset Beach Yoga – Gili Trawangan

Practising yoga with a view is something that we totally love. Just one sweet fast boat ride to Gili Trawangan and you can enjoy an amazing view upside down with the help of the FlyHigh Yoga hanging belt at Sunset Beach Yoga. The place again offers you an unforgettable yoga and relaxation experience. Sunset Beach Yoga is one of the most beautifully divine studios that you can practice FlyHigh Yoga and enjoy the breath-taking sunsets. To join some of the classes you don’t need to reserve your spot, just drop-in and learn how to relax your body and mind.  Sunset Beach Yoga have daily FlyHigh yoga classes, every afternoon.

Taksu – Ubud

FlyHigh Yoga classes are coming soon to this charming open yoga shala overlooking a small jungle river in the heart of Ubud. For more information where you can take a FlyHigh Yoga, please contact us via our social media channels – Facebook or Instagram. You can write to us also and an email. Our team will answer all of your questions as soon as possible.

A yogi between two different worlds

A yogi between two different worlds

A yogi between two different worlds

We met a lot of amazing people during our FlyHigh yoga teacher training who became inspiring yoga teachers. We would like to introduce you to Tatiana, who was a mentor in our latest FHY teacher training in Shanghai.

Tatiana is from Russia, but she had spent the last 5 years practising yoga in Shanghai. Apart from her yogi lifestyle, she is passionate about healthy and delicious food and fashion. As we all know every yogi has a special story about how yoga transformed their lives.

The beginning of a long yoga journey

Tatiana’s first acquaintance with yoga began a long time ago when she still lived in Russia. Back in the days, yoga wasn’t so popular in Russia and not everyone understands it. Her first yoga practice wasn’t pleasant at all and she felt very dizzy, but she decided to give yoga a second chance.

And … ”Looking back, I would like to say how grateful I am to my teacher, who believed in me and encouraged me to not give up. When I moved to Shanghai, I didn’t understand how I could I live without yoga. That’s why I started to look for a place to continue my practice. I have tried a lot of yoga studios and teachers until I found the right place, where I can deepen my practice and knowledge about yoga. There was I time that I had a very busy schedule, but I never missed a single class. Doesn’t matter if I was in a good or bad mood, or just tired, I give myself a magic kick to go to my yoga practice.

The reason behind my devotion and motivation is that yoga recharges me like nothing else, and it’s the easiest way to stay healthy and mindful in the dynamics and stressful everyday life…”

 Other than living and practising yoga in Asia, Tatiana has had the opportunity to not only explore the Asian yoga lifestyle but also the European one. Her life in Berlin helps her to see the difference between the western and eastern yoga life.

“In my opinion, there are more yoga schools, opportunities and “yoga- likeminded” people in Asia. Meanwhile, yoga in Europe still has the potential to expand and develop. Of course, you can find everything you need in the big cities, but if you go further out of them, it becomes more complicated and challenging for the yoga practitioners.

Yoga can make you fly

Tatiana’s yoga journey took her to Bali. The island that has the intoxicating power to provoke you to experiment and try new things. This magical vibes took her to a FlyHigh yoga class.

“I started practising FlyHigh yoga in Bali with different teachers and I liked it very much because I saw real progress in my usual Ashtanga practice. It helped me to improve some asanas. I remember being so inspired by the practice, that I bought the FlyHigh yoga DVD and the FHY belt to continue to practice when I went back to Shanghai. I was so passionate about flying, so when I returned to Bali for the third time I was lucky to be a part of the FlyHigh teacher training.”

 FlyHigh yoga combines traditional yoga poses and postures with the help of the belt. And it’s inspired by the oldest traditions of Iyengar yoga. The beauty of this kind of aerial yoga is that it gives you freedom and helps you to learn and be more confident in your regular yoga practice. As Tatiana said, she loves it because the FlyHigh yoga helped her to discover a new dimension of her daily yoga practice.

“The key is the belt. You can practice the same poses that you still can’t do in your regular practice for some reasons. For example, if you can’t do a handstand, when you know that your belt is there for you and supports you, you can do this asana so easily. The FHY belt can help you to learn how to adjust your hands, head, legs and body in these positions, and to gain strength. After practising FlyHigh yoga you can easily go into the poses in your regular practice. But you have to understand, my advice to all of the yogis is that there is no magic in life! Practice yoga regularly, be patience to yourself and your body.  Work hard and one day you will achieve your goals.”

After this experience, she joined the latest FlyHigh yoga teacher training, led by the founder of FlyHigh yoga – Jose Luis Jimenez, as a mentor in Shanghai.

“This opportunity was more than just an experience. As I told teacher Jose, the feeling was like in those 5 days I had lived another life. Five amazing days which were dedicated only for yoga. Meeting those 22 amazing and dedicated yogis, was such an inspiration for me. In the beginning, as a teacher, you have to create the trust with your students, break the ice and by the end of the training you’d already know everyone. At the end, I was so happy, but at the same time sad, because the training was over. The connection between the people was so strong, regardless of the short period of time that they know each other. I remember the last day, when the training was over and everyone took their certificate, people just stayed at the yoga studio until late at night and talked to each other, asked me questions and shared between us the love of yoga and FlyHigh yoga. It’s amazing how FlyHigh yoga can bring people together, make them friends, like a family.”

 Yoga is lifelong learning, a journey that never stops. You can find more inspirational and real yogi stories on our blog. If you are curious about the yogis’ lifestyle in Shanghai, check Lynn’s story, who is one of the best yoga teachers there.

Take the leap this New Year and turn your world upside down

Take the leap this New Year and turn your world upside down

Take the leap this New Year and turn your world upside down

Looking back to the past year we see all the amazing people we have met and all the experiences that we went through. Yoga is always a powerful part of our lives. The New Year brings deep reflection and introspection that can amplify processes of self-inquiry, expanding our spiritual awareness and commitment to yogic living and passing everything that we had learned to the people around us.

The New Year is around the corner and is time to set our intention, something that we want to cultivate more of in our work life, relationships or life in general. This intention is called San Culpa in Sanskrit and it is a powerful tool for manifesting our deepest desires into reality. While this is classically done in yoga, this can also be done at the beginning of each day and most certainly at the start of a new year, something we commonly know as the “new year’s resolution.”

Give your self-time to think about all the lessons you had learned and all the self-healing that you had gone through. Thank yourself, be kind to yourself and look at what is waiting in front of you…

This new year we set the intention to help you grow, to have a better understanding about yourself and to go deeper in your yoga practice or to become a better yoga teacher, so you can help others.

There are a lot of definitions to what yoga means. The simple explanation is the connection, a union with the inner self. Yoga means to completely know yourself and to be at peace with it. Letting go of all the things that make us suffer and to embrace the freedom. Yoga is the clear knowledge of being one with the source of all life.

This New Year we invite you to be free, to be brave enough to give yourself everything that your soul so desperately needs. The connection with the mind, the union between your thoughts, feelings and soul.

How FlyHigh yoga can help you this New Year?

Nothing changes the way you view your own life experience like seeing the way other people live. This New Year takes the leap and travel. Meet other yogis and see the world from a different perspective. Travelling is transformative; seeing new places can take you out of your element and remind you of why you are alive. There is no place more amazing to explore your yoga experience, than Bali.

In Bali, you can meet people who will understand you and support you on your journey. Deepen your yoga practice by trying something new and excited.

FlyHigh yoga would like to offer you a life-changing experience in this new year. We are starting our two types of training that will help you build your teaching career and provoke you to see the world from a different perspective by meeting extraordinary people from all over the world and share your love for yoga with them. Imagine 5 days of intense learning about alignment, adjustment, anatomy biomechanics, bio movement and so much more. Sink into the magical world of guided relaxation and mystic healing. Turn your world upside down, face your fears and free your mind from all the blockages. If you are new at aerial yoga you can sign up to our beginner’s level where we will help you to set up the foundations of your FlyHigh yoga practice. After that, you can continue with our Fly High Yoga Level Two, which will bring you out to do any adjustments. With every level two, you will gather another 50 Hour so you can keep doing another level two. When you take four courses 50 Hour FlyHigh Yoga, you can combine it into a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate. Joining our FlyHigh Yoga community is an amazing opportunity and uplifting experience. You will be supported by so many people around the world that teach and practice FlyHigh yoga and help their students to deepen their yoga practice, be focused on the asanas and overcome their fears. If you are intrigued, check our upcoming courses here.

We have planned so many exciting things this year and we would be so happy to have you join us on this journey of self-knowing and loving. You can meet our inspiring founder Jose Luis Jimenez in Ubud, Bali, or maybe join him in China for our annual tour. You can find out more about it very soon on our event calendar. Some of our graduate students around the world are also planning trainings all over Europe and Asia that you can check out.

This New Year will be so exciting and full of adventures and transforming experiences. It’s up to you to make it memorable! Take the first step to turn your world upside down!




How yoga revolution in China impact the people?

How yoga revolution in China impact the people?

How yoga revolution in China impact the people?

The last decade China embracing the spiritual and physical teaching of yoga following the worldwide trend of practising the ancient Indian tradition.

In the modern world of China yoga fits in people’s lives in the best possible way. Yoga is very trendy in China basically because it has a component that is very different from any other physical practice and it brings to all the practitioner’s mindfulness and awareness. Simply, yoga is everything that is between the gym and the monastery. The trend’s huge because yoga is a mix of physical activity, breathing, healthy living and eating. That’s why people are so attracted to yoga and yogi lifestyle. It’s like a lifestyle relegation, where people can choose how much they can be involved with. In a world where people are so materialistic, yoga is a returning to the spirituality and self-awareness.

The popularity of yoga in one of the most amazing cities in China, Shanghai is one of the beloved forms of physical and mental training, among the Chinese and the expats living there. The yoga studios in the city increase their numbers every year. Statistics show that more than 10 million Chinese now practice yoga regularly.

To understand and feel the yoga life in Shanghai we went to one of the most established high-end yoga chains in the city Y + yoga studio. We can say that Y+ is the establishing stone of yoga in Shanghai and China. The great locations of the studios and the variety of classes offered throughout the day, starting from early morning and going well into the evening, are one of the benefits of the Y +. You can find there more than 45 classes in 14 defriend categories, including various types of yoga; mini classes and workshops and registered international yoga teacher training. One of the best things is that at Y+ you can find practice lead in English, that’s why the yoga studio is so beloved from bough expats and Chinese.

At Y+ yoga studio, we met Lynn. She is an amazing long-term yoga teacher. Lynn uses her spiritual nature to cross the different dimensions of the universe to help people heal and convey the message of the universe. At the same time, she also teaches yoga around the world and across China to share the true meaning of yoga. We had a meaningful conversation with her about the yogis’ lifestyle in the big city like Shanghai and the spirituality between the huge skyscrapers.

Lynn share with us her thoughts about the spiritual life in the big city: “Yoga lifestyle is challenging in the big city, of course, but in the same time can offer a lot of different styles of yoga practice that can make the mind and the body stronger. Spirituality is everywhere, no matter if you are surrounded by buildings and the noise of the city or you are meditating in the jungle of Bali. Every person is a divine and has its own mission on earth. To learn, to love and to give. If you want to find the spirituality you must just look deep in yourself or in people around you.”

Everyone who practices yoga has been touched in some way by its transformative power. For someone is simply the better feeling that they have in their bodies.

Or perhaps some experienced more profound changes in their life, relationships, and worldview. But because these changes often take place over time, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about yoga that helps people.

Yoga for Lynn is the most effective way to awake the soul. “Some people aren’t aware that they live in their physical bodies and through yoga therefore asanas they can move the energy and purified their bodies. Yoga open the mind and lighten the energy within. This way we can live a healthier life.

To help people achieve more peaceful, healthier and happy life at Y+ people who seeks transformation and to reconnect with theirs’s inner self can find all kind of spiritual and meditative yoga practices that can help them to release the stress that is contained in the body, to open their mind and discover new dimensions in their lifestyle.

Lynn, tell us more about the practice in the Y+ yoga studio “Among the traditional yoga styles such as Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, you can discover a new styles which are inspired by traditional yoga styles like the aerial practice of FlyHigh yoga, which is based on yoga Kurunta from the Iyengar yoga traditions where ropes are used. We introduced FlyHigh yoga in Shanghai and at Y+ several years ago with a several 40 hours teacher training with Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHigh Yoga. Many people still don’t understand and estimate the benefits of this practice. FlyHigh Yoga is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all yoga practitioners. The practice helps to decompress the spin, strengthen the core and the body; increased body awareness and control, so the practitioners can really be in the “Now”. From next year at Y+, we are starting a regular FlyHigh yoga classes and we are planning more teacher trainings and master classes.

More about the Y+ yoga studio in Shanghai you can find on their website and their WeChat account. If you are curios and want to know more about FlyHigh yoga check our next training on our website.

Easy ways to defeat and relief the back pain

Easy ways to defeat and relief the back pain

Easy ways to defeat and relief the back pain

Yoga is one of the most effective remedies for helping soothe the back pain. If the practice is done right, it can help to stretch and strengthen muscles that support the back and the spine, if yoga practice is used in conjunction with physical therapy, it can improve the muscle movement and focus the mind. The combination of the two goes well beyond flexibility and strength building.

Yoga practice is recommended to avoid the wrong posture of the body, which is the main source of back pain. Unfortunately, many people bring their incorrect posture routine into their practice. In this cases, the practice isn’t helping and even can worsen the problem. The best solution is yoga practice that is based on alignments, like FlyHigh Yoga for example. By practising that kind of yoga practice people can heal and create a spine decompressions.

To support that, we talked with one of the best experts on this topic in Bali – Pascal Steenbakkers, a Senior Physiotherapist Consultant at Bodywise Bali-Therapy Centre, Seminyak. He is Dutch with more than 22 years of clinical experience, specialized in sports injuries, acupuncture, dry needling and spinal injuries. Pascal is one of the most booked physiotherapist consultants in the region who helps numerous people from all over the world. He frequently combines spinal treatments with the Fly High Yoga belt. The top 3 injury areas he regularly sees in his practice are shoulder, knee and spinal problems.

Lower back pain can cause problems that involve nerve irritation or compression that can lead to hip and knee pain.  It is not uncommon to have back pain with knee pain as well.  When your lower back hurts, you could change the way that you walk which could cause your knee and hip to start hurting.  Sometimes the knee injury occurs first.  Then due to an abnormal gait pattern, the hip or the lower back will become painful.

“Different types of back pain need a different kind of approaches. When I advise a patient to use the FHY belt, it is mainly to reduce the disc pressure, which is very helpful. Not only gives it immediate pain relief, but it helps them to also rehydrate the disc over time. They should use it on a daily base for about 10 mins.” – says Pascal.

One of the greatest benefits of Fly High Yoga is that it provides major spinal decompression, offering relief from different forms of back pain. With this decompression of the joints and spine, proper alignment and posture can be achieved with more ease. Additional benefits of this type of yoga are increased upper body circulation and it significantly improves strength, stability and flexibility at any level of practice. A great full body workout in each class since almost every part of the body is utilized, strengthened and stretched throughout the class.

According to Pascal, yoga is beneficial for most of us. It builds strength, coordination and flexibility. Relaxation and reducing stress is very important these times as well. Emotional stress often is the reason for different kind of back, shoulders and neck pain.

Pascal practices FlyHigh yoga himself and recommends the FlyHigh yoga belt mainly for spinal decompression. “It feels great and it definitely reduces my lower back pain (also from my patients). It also brings more blood to the brain, which increases the oxygen level. So who knows, I might become a bit smarter as well.” – says Pascal.

The FlyHigh Yoga hanging belt is a fantastic tool used to perform aerial yoga. Optimum for restorative inverted poses and intensifying your ground yoga poses. FHY Belt is a lifestyle tool for alleviating stress, releasing tension and strengthening the body and the mind.

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

FlyHigh yoga for beginners

Yoga can be fun, a source of joy and mental health, inner peace and happiness. Especially FlyHigh yoga, if you never try an aerial style of yoga till now we can tell you that from all of the aerial yoga styles this is the best one!

Whether or not you’re familiar with yoga, the idea of doing yoga in the air can seem kind of odd or really exciting. FlyHigh yoga doesn’t mean you’re going to be doing downward dog on a trapeze. Instead, you’ll be supported by a soft belt which allows your body to let gravity do some of the work.

Before we begin, let us tell you the story of this amazing yoga style. FlyHigh Yoga is a new, attractive and versatile style of yoga inspired by Iyengar yoga. It started in 2012 in a beautiful and inspiring city in Bali – Ubud, with the development of the FlyHigh Yoga 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 the practice easier, more precise, more intense and more fun!

Many yogis barely use props, mostly because they have never seen where they fit into their practice. The belt, however, is a whole different story. By using the FlyHigh belt, you can open your body to stretches in entirely new ways. Also if you are new in yoga practice you can find it much easier with the help of the belt.

Are you ready to get started with FlyHigh yoga?

FlyHigh yoga can be performed by almost anyone but requires certain safety measures to avoid injury. The most important thing is to adjust your belt right and understand how to perform certain poses. Wear comfortable clothing, ideally long sleeve shirts and long pants so as to avoid uneasiness caused by the belt rubbing against the skin. Most importantly, start off slowly and progress at a cautious pace.

Is it difficult?

Of course not. FlyHigh yoga isn’t necessarily as difficult to do as it is to get used to. The hardest part is getting used to the belt, and learning how to move in it. Once you get comfortable, you should find the poses easier and more comfortable to perform. You will find that, because of the belt and the gravity you can feel your body in totally different ways.

What to expect in your first FlyHigh yoga class?

Expect to laugh a lot and to have an amazing fun. You don’t need to have a regular yoga practice to go to your first FlyHigh yoga class. You’ll start on the ground with plenty of time to get used to the belt first. The FlyHigh yoga can be really physical practice and you will notice that you work on differed muscles groups on your body. At the point when you’re upside down, you’re really only about 3 inches off the ground, so don’t be afraid to fly. You’ll leave class feeling taller and lighter.

FlyHigh yoga is for everyone! Challenge yourself with something new and give it a try. Before you know it, you will be doing a lot of amazing poses that wouldn’t be possible without the FlyHigh yoga belt. Sing up to our next FlyHigh yoga training and bring something new to your yoga practice.