AntiGravity yoga class students in Japan are put through their paces.

Why aerial yoga has taken off in Asia – it improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, and helps relieve stress

It’s not clear who first practised yoga while in a silk hammock, but the idea is to perform traditional yoga moves or aerial adaptations of them in the air using the hammock for support – and yogis swear by it

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AntiGravity yoga class students in Japan are put through their paces.
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Valerie Teh

Valerie Teh

Raised in Hong Kong, Valerie Teh studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge before joining Condé Nast International as an editor and content copywriter working with renowned media brands including Vogue, GQ and Tatler. With work experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London, she is currently a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, the Londonist and Elite Daily.