AIR GYRO GYM where the future is going.....Up into the AIR!
Do you want the next level in healing or yoga? Well start hanging today and stretch that spine long and twist it in every direction possible and you will see why all the yogis say that the headstand is the best of all the yoga postures to master. Inverting is a critical tool for healing. When was the last time you hung upside down? Once you start inverting daily you will shift and change like never before!
It’s an amazing phenomenon when you get your body off the ground in a soft comfortable sling with straps. It allows you to float in the air and move in every direction possible. It allows the body to open up like a pearl necklace putting space between the vertebrae, muscles and joints.
We are practicing an ancient art form that goes back to the times of early Egypt & India. This system awakens the entire body brain muscular cellular neurological complex.
Air Gyro Gym is the latest evolution of the Yoga Inversion Sling, first created by Yogi Zen Unitus 7 years ago in Bali out of parachute material. Yogi Zen and his partner, Shari Merry, just launched Air Gyro Gym production in their shop in Los Angeles in 2009. This Latest Evolution is exceptional because IT STRETCHES and it is made with SOFT Material. It is all about Comfort and Moving Freely and unrestricted in space. It stretches and contours to your body with every move allowing the body to move freely in space in all directions with Comfort and Support. Air Gyro Gym is surely the best body maintenance and stretching gear made anywhere.
What are the advantages of Airborne Yoga and Fitness Training?
#1 You are eliminating the hard floor from your Yoga practice; relieving grinding your heels, knees, and bones against the hard floor. Now as you do the stretches and opening postures there is no hard floor to stop you, just space to move into.
#2 The Soft Stretchy Fabric Sling gives you SUPPORT allowing you to GO DEEPER INTO POSTURES AND ACHIEVE DEEPER STRETCHES AND OPENINGS with greater ease.
#3 You are using gravity for your benefit. Normally gravity is compressing you all day long. IN SUSPENSION, GRAVITIES FORCE IS SERVING TO ELONGATE AND STRETCH YOU (since there is no limiting ground plane to compress you against). All You have to do is relax into it and let gravity serve to stretch you.
#4 Airborne Suspension Movement allows 3 Dimensional Movement: up, up-side-down, around, sideways, diagonally, laterally moving and torqueing in every direction; not just movement on one plane. This movement AWAKENS THE ENTIRE BODY, BRAIN, MUSCULAR, CELLULAR, NEUROLOGICAL COMPLEX AND REENERGIZES STAGNATION AND ENERGY BLOCKAGES.
#5 DEEP JOINT, MUSCLE AND TISSUE OPENINGS AND TOTAL BODY STRETCHING: SUSPENSION ALLOWS FULL RANGE OF MOTION, FULL EXTENSIONS, ROTATIONS, ELONGATIONS, AND OPENINGS. You get deeper stretches, deeper openings, deeper relaxation, more fun, more pleasure with more ease!
#6 SUSPENDED INVERSION THERAPY: Better than a Head stand-alleviates the stress on the head and spine. The spine is free to open up and stretch. So many benefits! Great for everyone! BENEFITS OF INVERSION THERAPY: 1) Relieves Tension 2) Gravity Reversal 3) Anti-Aging 4) Improves Posture 5) Spinal Elongation 6) Relieves Back Pressure 7) Blood to Brain 8) Clears Head 9) Great for Circulation 10) Improves Digestion 11) Improves Sleep 12) Stimulates Lymphatic Drain 13) Opens Energy Blockages 14) Blood and oxygen flow to stagnant areas 15) Detoxifying 16) Recalibrates breath patterns and pulse 17) Accelerates Weight Loss 18) Reapportions weight 19) Gets weight off feet and buttocks 20) Whole body integration 21) Super Rejuvenating 22) Makes you feel lighter 23) Very Relaxing 24) Feels Great!
#7 In suspension tension drains as the CENTER OF GRAVITY IS ALLEVIATED FROM YOUR FEET OR BUTTOCKS AS YOU ARE NOW SHIFTING THE CENTER OF GRAVITY TO EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY.
ITS MORE THAN YOGA, IT IS ALSO: 1) CORE STRENGTH TRAINING AND TONING through suspended exercises and total body muscle engagement 2) CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Children love them. It is a great jungle gym to develop neuro-muscular coordination and sophistication which is key for brain development. 3) REHABILITATION: Air Gyro Gym is great for Rehabilitation. The slings are support for doing simple exercises and rotations for injuries or blockages. It can be used very beneficially by stroke victims and autistic children for support and training. 4) EXCER-LOUNGE: the Next Generation Lounge Chair which allows free movement and redistribution of center of gravity and stretching while you lounge. 5) BACK THERAPY: Relieves pressure and used to retrain muscles. 6) SENSUAL SWING: Great for airborne suspension love making and free play.
Old Age is the degree that your body is rigid and compressed. Staying young and fit is about keeping your body expanded and open for the vitality to run through it. Stay young at any age!
Aerial Fitness is the Next Level in Fitness. Feel Better than You Ever knew you could! Maximum Openings creates a NEW BODY SENSATION!!!
Classes and teacher trainings are available with Yogi Zen Unitus at Yogatopia Retreat outside San Diego. Please check website for videos, events, tours, local classes and more: www.airgyrogym.com or call Air Gyro Gym at 310-266-5229.
The ZERO GRAVITY YOGA Exercise System is the most complete restorative, strength building exercise program to date. By mastering your own specific gravity you are able to build Core Power and perfect balance between each side of the bodies structure. When both halves of the bodies muscle tissues are working properly you will come to have SUPER HUMAN STRENGTH !!
The next level of your exercise regime is now to take it to the sky. By taking any resistance exercise to the air the ZERO GRAVITY YOGA System is working for you to strengthen, fortify and create invincible strength and bone structure.
The ZERO GRAVITY YOGA Exercise System is built around an extremely versatile, adjustable and comfortable Yoga Swing with three handles at varying heights to enable you to achieve any conceivable posture, angle, movement, stretch or exercise imaginable. Anything is possible from vertical to horizontal to inversion and anything in between. It is a complete exercise tool. Not only that, it is also FUN……
The ZERO GRAVITY Yoga Swing is unique in that it offers you the ability to stretch and strengthen, but is also a therapeutic piece of equipment that can be used to practice Inversion Therapy which is ideal for gentle, passive stretching and traction of the spine. Hanging upside down can alleviate muscular tension and pain as well as promoting increased joint mobility and flexibility, increased relaxation and circulation of the blood, lymph and energy. All of these in turn promote good health and well being.
The ZERO GRAVITY Yoga Swing is also extremely portable. It is lightweight weighing only 1.3kgs and can fit into a backpack. Take it wherever you go and hang it from a tree or any exposed beams. The Yoga Swing also converts to a full size hammock for those camping trips (hammock length 2.8 meters). Portable AND versatile……
The ZERO GRAVITY Yoga Swing will appeal to anyone who is into any form of exercise or for those who just want to have fun. It’s benefits for any form of Spinal Rehabilitation are well documented.
The expression of these pages on elevated Yoga is an outgrowth of experimentation and intuitive design.
Once you learn the basic mechanics of the Swing you will learn to intuitively discover your own Swing Yoga practice. With persistence you will develop your upper body to have the same strength as your lower half and use them in a more balanced integration. Equal power and dexterity that runs through the centerline of our body makes for the conceptional theory of what Core Power Yoga is. Perfection of the body is Balance. A synergistic integrity that creates superior strength from within.
Yoga is wonderful. The style taught on this page is inspiring, magical and focuses our awareness on the universal pull of gravity. Once working with gravity we are taken, step by step, breath by breath, through the discovery of our feet, heels, spine and finally our head. The exploration is an adventure which is safe because we acknowledge the anchor of gravity to the earth and this allows our bodies to engage and to fly. This yoga is about opening with the aid of gravity and feeling the infinite possibilities from which the SWING will guide you to. Just as the universe expands to a point then contracts, we too, in our own way, shall discover inner dimensions that will expand.
Practicing SWING YOGA is accompanied by many benefits. It awakens our spine, releases the tension in our joints, ligaments and muscles and releases our energy and vitality.
Better than anything I have discovered on this plane of life!!! As our body relaxes actively we discover the space within. Every posture is carried out along with the movements of the Swing, with the aid of gravity.
The Principles : Rhythm :
Control: The swing is free moving. A great feature, but added awareness to your centre of gravity is the key. Making motions with control and balance is the aim. You should endeavour to time your motion with the forward and backward natural sway of the swing. The timing of the motion, say contraction/release
(forward/back) is the rhythm and the rhythm is gauged and put into synchronization by the Breath.
Breath : Swing Breath Technique :
The breath is linked to the motion. The two are one. As you contract or come up from a sit up or an extension where the muscles are contracting and tightening this is the exhale phase. The inhale is any motion that is a release of the pause or hold of the exercise. The inhale is shorter than the exhale. Twice as fast to be exact.
Make it equally smooth through both nostrils. The breath is held for as long as you can until you feel a flush of blood to the body or brain and you get the vibe it is time to release. Not for every exercises. But quite a few, when breathing on the Exhale instead of exhaling inhale more. Why are we so conditioned to inhale then exhale? In this Breath technique we are breaking free from the old rhythm, and constructing a new one.
What we wish to achieve is Full Lung Capacity, Complete Inflated lung tissue. Hold and maintain the breath for extended periods of time.
Stack the Breath on Top of Breath as long as the rib cage is hanging in an inversion with the aid of gravity in the swing, the rib cage is not putting pressure on the lungs therefore one breath can be held theoretically FOREVER!. I have gone more than 10 minutes just inhaling. My students all experience the same phenomenal effect that they can all hold the breath 5 to 10 times longer then they ever thought possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pause : Centerline & Alignment :
As you contract the muscle exhale slowly till you reach the top of motion. Pause Here. Hold this position in the static phase and wait for the blood to rise in your body and veins and wait for the need for your body demanding that you inhale. Only release when you have to breathe on the 2nd or 3rd impulse of your mind signal “Its time to breathe” message, then start to release slowly and with control. This is a powerful technique you may apply to every breath in your life.
“ Breath Mastery leads to Self Mastery." The centerline is all that you are! There is a root in the perineum and a line up to the eyebrows. In this centerline your aim in Yoga is to pressurize this channel with vibrating energy and instill your life force here to make the pressure reach your brain. There you maintain this pressure and magnify it so that you raise your Sexual Energy Power to the brain and reach Enlightenment. The Aim in Yoga is to only identify with centerline channel also called the Shusumna, and the clearing and strengthening of this channel in every single posture or exercise is the goal.
Core Power : Tongue Lock :
The Hara, Pau qua also called the Tan Tien - is the navel region etc. All names indicating the source of your being. It was the umbilical cord while in the womb and now this balance point and strength arise from this area just 2" below the navel. Here sits deep in meditation ethereally our divine self. We can wake up our Buddha nature when we concentrate on this area called the Manipura chakra and build its power source. Every exercise that you perform begins from here and moves and attains its expressive power from this point. So accomplish every motion or Yoga posture from this point only. Our strength will increase by 25% if we maintain a firm tongue pasted firmly to the roof of the mouth. WOW!! This is a method of tongue Kung Fu. Follow the principle points of CORE POWER YOGA and you too will be on your way to a new beginning of exercise fun. No, I really think it is more fun than exercise. Practice, practice, practice.
The Aim Is in The Eyes :
When you are ready to begin your exercise, put your eye gaze straight up to the eyebrows and forehead. Lift your entire body with the eyes and your mind so much that you feel yourself lifting out of your skin.
This intense way of exercise builds our physical body to handle the Kundalini energy that will begin to flow through it when reaching higher spiritual practice.
INVERSION BENEFITS EVERYTHING
Did you know that when you spend two to three or more hours practicing inversion per day, your body reverses the ageing process by over 50%?
Yes, if you do 30 minutes of inversion four to six times daily a 50 year old will start feeling like a 25 year old.
It’s a fact that just five minutes of inversion is equal to three hours sleep. It promotes blood and lymphatic movement and exchange and aids in tissue rejuvenation. It is when you lie down that it takes so long for the blood to reach the extremities.
With inversion the blood goes to the head in seconds and there is great benefit immediately.
Inversion is nearly the best thing to ever come along for all its healing benefits.
BACK PAIN AND INVERSION THERAPY
Today back pain is one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. About 70 to 90% of men and women in the U.S. have had or will have at least one bout of incapacitating low back pain. Back pain contributes to lost work time and may cost as much as $100 billion annually (if lost productivity is included).
Your vertebra are supported and moved by many different muscles. Muscles are used for three basic functions: support, movement and posture control. If muscles are tight or weak they reate or worsen back pain. Joints are controlled by at least two sets of muscles: flexors which bend the joint and extensors which straighten it. In addition, most joints have rotator muscles that twist and rotate your bones. Good posture is only possible if the flexors, extensors and rotators are in proper balance.
Doctors agree that most back problems are caused by stress or by weak muscles. We need strong back, abdominal and hip muscles to resist gravity and to hold us up. Besides holding us up, they act to keep the spine and pelvis in alignment. As societies around the world become more mechanized and computerized, they have also become less exercised. We lock ourselves behind desks and in front of computers. When we sit, our back muscles hold us erect, but our stomach and hip muscles are inactive. When they are not exercised, stomach and hip muscles become weaker, putting a painful strain on the back muscles. Sitting places higher loads inside the lumbar disc than standing (between 150 to 250% depending on posture).
Invertebral joints are supported by ligaments, which are tough and inelastic fibers which support the spine and hold it together by allowing only a limited range of movement in any one direction. Ligaments require regular movement and loading, otherwise they will eventually become still and weak. Using inversion can give an excellent controlled workout to the muscles and ligaments necessary for a healthy spine. There is also an enormous body of evidence that a compressed disc, whether or not it is actually ruptured, can be aided by Inversion Therapy. Inversion increases the invertebral space and allows the disc to return to its shock absorber and spacer function.
Many of our back and other problems are due to gravity’s chronic downward pull on our bodies, often causing compressed or pinched nerves leading to Sciatica. The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body – about as big around as your finger. They start in the lower spine, pass behind the hip joint and go down the buttock and back of the leg to the foot. Pain from this nerve, called Sciatica, may be felt from the hip to the big toe.
Inversion can assist in reversing this compression. Sciatica is different from other back pain, although low back pain often comes with it. Usually sciatica only affects one side. Pain often radiates down the buttock or leg. It can range from tingling, burning, pins and needles feeling to excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing up nearly impossible.
Also keep in mind that before surgery became so popular for back problems, traction was the therapy of choice. Gravity traction gives the user total control and the results we have seen are impressive.
Now with the aid of the Yoga Swing you can begin reversing the flow of gravity easily and without special strength, balance or agility. Any level of flexibility or age, even children, will have sheer fun and pleasure hanging out and flowing through various positions. The numerous practical benefits on the health and therapeutic levels is that, not only can you stretch and strengthen virtually every muscle in the body, you can achieve the state of bodily perfection you may have been striving for.
Healing Benefits: The Yoga Swing can be used for gentle passive lumbar or sacral traction, which can do astonishing healings to the lower back in minutes. You can then carry out the lower back strengthening series to heal low back pain/injuries and correct the fibers and tissues from reinjury. Wellbeing and the ability to perform any task may be increased by 100% after performing continued inversion combined with flexing, moving and breathing as a form of flowing rehabilitation.
Core Yoga: Core Yoga is working from the core. By strengthening the lower abdominal muscles the entire bodily structure becomes incredibly strong and unified. The Core Yoga Swing System was developed to achieve a deeper state of body integrity where the alignment of gravity comes into harmony with the breath and there you will find TRUE YOGA - the union of the physical and spiritual.
When undertaking Inversion Therapy we would like you to practice bilateral symmetry when doing exercises. This act of smooth control and focusing on muscle balance will correct imbalances in predominant muscle groups. Again enhancing alignment and gaining superior strength.
The Yoga Swing is portable, just find a low tree branch and you are ready to hang out in a peaceful setting. It is a complete exercise gym, yoga stretching and osteopathic therapy alignment device.
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YOGA IS CLOISTERED AROUND THIS ONE VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE
HEARING & BALANCE
Both hearing and balance occur within the ear. In hearing, sound waves pass from the outer ear into the auditory canal. They strike the eardrum, making it vibrate. These vibrations travel to the middle ear, setting into motion three tiny bones: the hammer, anvil, and stirrup. The vibrations continue through the cochlea and deep into the inner ear, which contain a fluid reservoir. As fluid ripples across membranes, it stirs tiny hairs connected to nerve endings. The stimulated nerve endings carry impulses into the brain where they are interpreted as sound. Also located in the inner ear is the equilibrium, or balance center. The center sends continuous messages about the body's position to the brain. This information helps us maintain balance".
HOW THE SWING EFFECTS THIS 3 DIMENSIONAL ORIENTATION
The Suspension Units unique quality to achieve a DEEPER SENSE OF BALANCE within each yoga position allows the user to go beyond anything you could imaging.
IMAGINE that you could hold various Yoga positions now that you could never dream of like one legged balances. This is where the effects of the inner ear would effect your ability to maintain balance in diffucult postures. The use for Autistic childeren in brain balance is immense.
We can attribute the better quality of our balance due to daily use in the swing
ZERO GRAVITY YOGA
YOGA WITHOUT LIMITS NEXT LEVEL YOGA
Its so clear how one position in the swing allows for the betterment of any yoga pose. This Suspension device will revolutionize yoga forever!
The Pleasurable opening gained in Zero Gravity Yoga practice enables anyone to GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF YOGA!