Candle in the Air – exercise #62

Candle in the Air (exercise #62) SiRA Fly Yoga or Aerial Yoga.

Candle in the Air Fly Yoga exercise is part of the hammock exercises in Fly Yoga program.

Highlights: • Sit in the hammock like a chair, with both feet on the ground and knees together • The fabric of the hammock should be spread wide under your seat and across your lower back • Grab the sides of the hammock with both hands • Draw the knees towards the chest and lean back, tilting upside down • Straighten the legs, point them straight to the ceiling and the arms hanging long • Open the legs wide and press against the stripes • Press the hips upward while pulling down the hammock • Bring the legs together • Hold whole body in a straight line for 3-5 breaths • To return to standing, squeeze the thighs together to bring the feet together again • Slowly bend the knees towards the chest and bend the arms to pull yourself upright • Tip: Grip the hammock tightly through out Benefits: • Builds strength through the core and limbs • A challenging inversion • A fun upside down pose