No Downsides To Exercising Upside Down

Suspension Yoga is a combination of yoga, Pilates and gymnastics that can deliver major benefits for your back and core.

The novel exercise programme is all done in a hammock with plenty of inversions which are moves done completely upside down.

Now at Virgin Active

Virgin Active’s Master Suspension Yoga Trainer, Geraldine Anderson, describes it as “a great fun way to get some variety into your fitness routine while developing a really healthy back through improved alignment and decompression of the spine”.

Anderson particularly highlights Suspension Yoga as ideal for a ‘down day’ when you need a low impact, full body cardio workout: “It offers huge benefits in terms of greater flexibility, joint mobility and balance, all of which can contribute to long-term injury prevention.”

Other benefits

She adds that Suspension Yoga can even help build a better immune system by improving your lymphatic, digestive and circulatory systems: “It’s a fantastic all-round routine with multiple upsides from working out upside down.”

Virgin Active Collection Clubs, the luxury offering in the Virgin Active health club stable, offer Suspension Yoga classes across South Africa:

Virgin Active Collection Silo District, V&A Cape Town

Virgin Active Collection Alice Lane, Sandton Johannesburg

Virgin Active Collection Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn, Pretoria

Virgin Active Collection Moses Mabhida, Durban

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Author: Mariska du Plessis

Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, Bootcamp Instructor, Writer, Photographer and Wellness Blogger.

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