Monday, September 23, 2013

That One Time I Did Yoga in the Air

If you can't tell already by the title of this's gonna be a fun one.
Cause it's true: I did yoga and stuff in the air.

 Tough Lotus is an aerial fitness studio near my house that, up until last week, I had never visited; but since my mom and I are on a quest to do things "outside the box," this definitely met that criteria.

I could tell you all the ways aerial fitness is good for you, but it won't sound as scientific and convincing as when the instructor does it.
I just know it felt good and it was really fun and I felt like I was in Cirque du Soleil.
Or also a cocoon. 

If you're a newb and you're trying aerial fitness out for the first time there's a few things I want you to be warned of ahead of time:

When you walk into the studio, don't be alarmed!
These aren't a bunch of crazy S&M contraptions hanging from the ceiling like something you might find in the basement of Fascinations.
They're lovely hammock things that you will float in, and do yoga in, and be weightless and free like a little birdy flying amongst the clouds.

When you sign the waiver at the beginning of class, don't be alarmed! 
Death may be mentioned in every signature line, but your chances of dying are only minimal.
See? We survived. You can too.

When you're hanging upside down and the instructor tells you to walk your hands toward the front of the room, and you don't know which direction the front of the room is in, don't be alarmed!
Just dangle and enjoy the view, cause no one else does either.

When you're doing all kinds of acrobatics in your hammock and it's making your yoga pants slowly creep down your waist, don't be alarmed!
Actually, be alarmed. Crack kills, pull up your pants.

When you really want a picture for your blog, but you always feel awkward taking pictures in public, don't be alarmed! 
Everyone else wants pictures too.

Now that I've calmed all your fears about aerial fitness (I did, right?), you have nothing to worry about. So Find a studio (or if you're in the Chandler area, Marnie's studio),
pull up a chair hammock and hang out.  
See what I did there?

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  1. It is sooooooo much fun! I can't wait to go again. And it is definitely "outside the box" for us. We rock!!!!!

  2. That looks like SO much fun! I'm gonna look for one in my area and then the next time in inAZ you and I can make plans to do it together. Wow you always find the fun things to do!

  3. That is so awesome! I'm pretty sure I would land on my head quicker than you could spell yoga, but that looks like so much fun! I'm sure it really worked out your body, too!

  4. I actually would really love to try something like this! It looks really fun!
    Off to find a groupon ;D

  5. oh my goodness carissa. this sounds like the most fun thing ever. i am off to search for one of these. or i will be making a road trip.

  6. oh my goodness carissa. this sounds like the most fun thing ever. i am off to search for one of these. or i will be making a road trip.

  7. How fun!! I am going to look this up

  8. i need to do this! like yesterday!!!

  9. OMG how did I miss this post! This is amazing!

  10. you're pretty much an aerial fitness badass.

    1. Hahaha, thanks Marnie! At least that's what I tell myself ;)



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