Silk stretch does exactly what it says on the tin – we use the aerial silks as a tool to aid a fun and relaxing stretch session. Some of the positions we do are aerial adaptations of traditional yoga poses, and some are unique stretches that are only made possible by the use of the silks.
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go”
Silk stretching is a fun and low-intensity way of introducing yourself to the world of aerial fitness and flexibility. We usually do some silk stretching at the end of our aerial silks classes. It can contribute to increased flexibility and strength, and is a great way to unwind and destress.
Did you know…
… that suspended stretching isn’t just a way to ease into more intense aerial pursuits. It has many health benefits on its own, including decompression of the spine, improved wrist, forearm and core strength, shoulder stabilisation and better back mobility. If silk stretch is the furthest you think you’ll ever get off the ground then you’re still doing yourself a world of good by coming along!
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What you should bring with you:
- Clothes that will cover your armpits, midriff and backs of your knees
- Bottle of water
- Small towel
- Warm clothes – as this is not a high intensity class we want to make sure your muscles will stay warm and relaxed throughout the session
Other ways to prepare yourself:
- Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothes
- Don’t apply any oils or lotions to your body in the few hours before the class
- Try not to eat right before the class
- Please don’t wear jewellery or anything with zips or other non-fabric embellishments (it might damage our equipment and won’t be comfortable for you either)