What is Aerial Yoga Play & Aerial Yoga Rx (AYRx)?
Aerial Yoga Play takes a completely holistic approach to fitness, helping your mind, body, and spirit. It is a combination of yoga, dance, Pilates, TRX, acrobatic, and aerial fitness rolled into one amazing suspended fun and therapeutic experience!
AYRx Yoga Swings support you so you can hang, stretch, twist and pull in space. Sculpt your body in the air as you tone muscles while increasing strength and flexibility. We call it the “accidental workout” because it is fitness and fun all in one.
Aerial Yoga Play combines the benefits of strength and balance found in traditional yoga with the unique conditioning of suspension training. Our AYRx Yoga Swings can be used in gyms, group fitness, yoga classes, aerial arts studios, sports medicine centers, martial arts studios, as well as a physical therapy tool, in gymnastics, at home and more…the possibilities are endless!
How to hang the yoga swings
- I work with 3 feet spacing. Therefore, 3 feet from walls, 3 ft. Between swings, 3 ft per swing.
Almost any ceiling height is doable. 10ft is ideal.
2 Eye hooks (weighted at 250 lbs. each minimum) are screwed into ceiling joists (supportive beams) about 2.5-3 feet apart for each swing.
A daisy chain hangs from each Eye hook which I make the Daisy chains. They are 4 feet long and have adjustable Heights placement every 4 inches. You can also order 6 foot long daisychains for extra high ceilings. The daisychains can be wrapped around any beam or tree truck and suspended indoor or outdoors.
The swings are taken up and down easily with climbing grade carabiners.
Here’s a video to help you with setup:
Can anyone try it?
What's the difference between Aerial Yoga with the "silks" material and your "Aerial Yoga Play" program?
Both traditional “Aerial Yoga” and “Aerial Yoga Play™” have combinations of aerial and grounded asana, although the equipment is very different and therefore the movements associated are different. In aerial yoga, there is a hammock-like sheet of fabric used (usually tricot), providing the support for the asana practice. In Aerial Yoga Play™, which is more a form of “suspension training,” there is an adjustable (two-point system) yoga swing of supportive, comfortable stretchy fabric used, and there are added handholds and leg loops that further expand practitioner’s experience. In an Aerial Yoga Play ™ class, these handles are used separately or in conjunction with the swing to help to modify and further enhance each posture. The AYRx Yoga Swings are exceptionally comfortable and versatile, made of a high-quality, deluxe design that is superior to anything on the market.
Where did all this type of Yoga come from anyway? It’s clearly a new invention, right?
Is going upside down good for you? How is it actually good for us?
For example, the endocrine system is the ‘energy manager’ of the body which overlays the chakra system (the psychic centers along the spine). This system controls the hormones that are excreted into the blood stream. Hormones affect our mood and attitude. They have the very important job of regulating energy levels, sleep patterns, and digestion.
It’s also incredibly important to stimulate the lymphatic’s and build more circulation, which means more blood and oxygen will get to parts of the body that may be injured or stagnant. This creates a natural detoxing process that happens when the cells start to exchange properly, allowing them to take in more nutrients and get rid of old waste/build up of toxins.
What happens with most people’s health is the cells get clogged and congested. When this happens, it’s then not possible to uptake new nutrients, or get rid of unwanted toxins, so the cells/organs/systems become dis-eased.
These play practices also calm and balance the nervous system (overlaying the meridians), strengthen the muscles and bones, stretch the connective tissue, and allow for greater flexibility and agility.
There’s something about “awakening the courageous inner child” through this kind of interactive play that builds confidence, allows us to overcome our fears, and creates a willingness to explore and experience the body in new ways. All of this is incredibly significant and symbolic, not only for our personal lives and self-esteem, but how we move in the world and the choices we make in our professional lives.
We are meant to be healthy radiant beings, guided by infinite intelligence, here to express ourselves in joyful, playful ways.
Is it normal to feel a little dizzy or "woozey" after being upside down?
Are there some people that should not go upside down?
Are there other movements that are important in Aerial Yoga Play™?
I’m advanced. Is it going to be boring?
Is it safe? Like really, really?
What is a class/workshop like? Are there warm-ups and cool-downs?
Is this something that should be done indoors or outdoors? Is there a benefit to one or the other?
Can I learn to teach Aerial Yoga Play?
What are the Yoga swings made of?
It is made of a wonderful stretchy “sweatshirt” material with padding for strength and comfort. You can use the AYRx Yoga Swing set all together or individually for a versatile suspended fitness experience!
The AYRx Yoga Swing set is made in the USA and is 100% recyclable. It is machine washable for easy cleaning. The Yoga Swings are made of a wonderful stretchy material (cotton/spandex blend) tested to withstand weights exceeding 500 lbs. or 227 kg. All pieces are reinforced with webbing to enable strength and comfort. You can use the AYRx Yoga Swing set all together or individually for a versatile suspended fitness experience!
The swings are developed and manufactured locally in San Francisco by a respected designing firm. We are proud of our local connection, and we take pride in the attention to detail in our product. We hope you’ll feel the care and love in it, too, when you fly!
They are high-quality materials and also need to be handled with care.
What is the weight limit?
Are there videos I can watch?
Yes! There are over 1800 videos on YouTube available online:
Commonly Asked Questions & Facts
We’ve created this FAQ page to help you understand this new and innovative style of yoga play. There are many of commonly asked questions listed that you mat find helpful. If you don’t get your answer here, please go to the Discussion/Forum area to post your question. Thank you for visiting our new website!
Jen Healy & The Quantum Players
Aerial Yoga Play & AYRx || Founder || Creatrix
Let your yoga take flight and swing your way into feeling fit while having fun!
What about rigging Questions?
— please consult a local contractor
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