When you start doing Yoga, you may often be worried about falling. This will limit your practice to a certain set of “safe” moves. By combining Yoga with suspension training, you make advanced poses easier to do. Not only does it eliminate the fear of falling by adding extra support, but it also engages your core in order to gain optimal alignment.
Beginner? No problem
Suspension training is accessible and beneficial for all levels of Yogis. Just by altering your body position slightly, you can increase or decrease the load on your muscles.
If you are a beginner Yogi, it is possible for you to shift your body position in a way that decreases the load on your muscles to make the poses easier. If you are an expert Yogi, you can shift your position in a way that increases the load on your muscles to make the asanas more intense.
By incorporating suspension straps into your Yoga poses, you allow every muscle in your body to be exercised.
These suspension straps are portable and can be set up on any elevated beam. This makes it easy for you to practise your poses on the go.
You can also incorporate suspension equipment into almost every pose.
Improves cardio and strength
The most obvious benefit of combining suspension training with Yoga is that, by engaging your entire body, you are improving your muscle strength. By enhancing your muscular strength you are able to improve your cardiovascular endurance as because your muscles are stronger, you’ll be able to continue with your workout for longer.
Suspension training is very low-impact. This means that your joints aren’t tasked with as much strain as with normal exercises. This reduces the risk of injury and enables you to train as hard as you wish. This is especially beneficial for Yogis with pre-existing injuries such as knee, neck or back injuries.
By combining suspension training with these poses, you can unlock more benefits from the workout:
- Chaturanga: tones your abdomen and strengthens your arms and wrists, as well as the muscles around your spine. It also helps to improve your posture.
- Crow Pose: strengthens your arms, wrists and abdominal muscles while stretching your upper back and groin. It also improves balance and full-body coordination.
- Headstand: strengthens your arms, legs, spine and lungs, as well as toning your abdominal organs. It also improves circulation.
- Crescent Lunge: strengthens your lower body and stretches your chest, lungs and back muscles.
- Side Plank: strengthens your arms, core and legs. It also improves your balance.
Suspension training can be beneficial for both beginner and expert Yogis. This is because you can change the intensity of your workout by simply changing positions. It gives you leverage against gravity and improves the strength and flexibility you need to be able to do some poses. Owing to its low-impact nature, it also reduces the risk of injury significantly.
We, at Trifocus Fitness Academy, are in the unique position of having a Yoga teacher-training course in addition to a course that you can learn about suspension training in our stable. For more information, please visit our course landing page.