Amazing benefits of Shakti Aerial Yoga!

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Read benefits of Shakti Aerial Yoga and how its practice affected Julie, our Shakti Goddess

Meet Julie our Shakti Goddess 😍😍

I began aerial yoga classes in March at Shakti. I was attending once a week and it quickly became my new favorite thing. Not only was it a lot of fun but I was also leaving each class feeling amazing! The “aerial” aspect is definitely what attracted me initially. I struggle with back muscle pain and I have a slowly degenerating scoliosis (curvature) of the spine that’s been categorized as severe. I was in need of a way to get my body into deep stretches especially through my torso, and still need a lot of core strengthening. The aerial inversions at Shakti looked like something my body was craving. It’s been a great thing for me! I now attend twice a week as frequently as possible. I’m much stronger than when I first started. I’m doing things I could not do at all when I began and I’m overall holding all of my poses longer.

The class has presented benefits beyond physical. Being in such a calm and relaxed environment with time to focus on oneself and block out everything around you is great for stress management! I also find the breathing and relaxing stretches I’ve learned to be something I reach for at home when I need to feel recentered.

Benefits of Shakti Aerial Yoga practice. Meet Julie, and how aerial yoga has helped her.

The unexpected benefit however was a slight change in my spine. I started wearing a back brace at age 9 and wore it till I was 16. At this time I had an approximate 3” loss in my overall height due to my curve. I was advised to have a spinal fusion at that time, but ultimately it was decided against it and my curvature did remain stable for a while.
I started losing height and gaining curvature again in my early 30’s. Now at 48, I am facing a lot of the things we all face as we age. Stiffness, soreness and aches and pains. Aerial Yoga has helped me get some relief in this department AND I have actually gained a half an inch in height since beginning! Something some medical professionals might think is impossible for someone in my situation!! Such an unexpected surprise! A half an inch is a big deal and a huge encouragement to keep working hard and getting stronger. I am so thankful that I took a chance and tried an aerial yoga class at Shakti Yoga!
-Julie Jarvis

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