With 13 million followers on Instagram, Fatima Bernardes always shares her work, travel and physical activity routines. The 60-year-old TV presenter recently posted a photo in which she appears to be doing aerial yoga, also known as tissue yoga.
“I love challenges. Today I took a canvas yoga class. It was very difficult for me. I thought about giving up. But the welcome from the teacher and the ‘you can’ look from the person next to me made me finish the class. And then… a joy came over me. I’ll insist. “The photo was taken by the teacher, and I think that will cheer me up. I get it,” she wrote in the caption.
What is this type of yoga that Fatima Bernardes did?
Aerial yoga combines traditional postures (asanas) from ancient philosophy. However, the difference is that the class has a hanging canvas support, attached to the ceiling, to perform the asanas. In this way, stability, flexibility and strength can be developed more safely, since the fabric helps in this regard.
In addition, this method provides more confidence in certain types of poses, such as inverted ones or those that require a lot of opening of the rib cage. In the inverted, for example, the legs are wrapped in the cloth and the head does not touch the floor, but it provides the same benefit as in the inverted on the floor.
Like traditional yoga, it is a democratic style that can be done by everyone, including those who have never taken a class in their lives. This is the case of Fatima Bernardes, who had not tried the sport before and agreed to try it.
While fun and playful, yoga on canvas is still no easy feat. There are not many studios and gyms that offer the class. But it’s worth seeking out for those who want to try something different and bring the benefits of stretching, relaxation and stress relief to everyday life.
Yoga Tips on Canvas
- Wear Comfortable Clothing: in any yoga class, the premise is to wear light, non-pressure clothing so as not to experience discomfort.
- Eat Soft Foods and Water: Opt to eat fruit or any other food that does not overload your stomach. After all, the class works on the movements of the abdomen, which can cause discomfort if you overeat.
- RESPECT YOUR LIMITS: Weave provides more security and freedom to perform more challenging poses. However, be careful not to overestimate it. Finally, prioritize breathing and light movements to enjoy the class.