Spice Up Your Workout With Aerial Yoga

By Damita Glaude

 

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The entrance to Launch Awareness Yoga Centre located at 3450 Acworth Due West Road in Kennesaw, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. If traditional yoga isn’t your cup of tea or your workout has gotten a little stale, try adding aerial yoga into the mix. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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Hammocks capable of holding up to 3,000 pounds hang from the ceiling in Kennesaw, Ga., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Classes at Launch Awareness are taught every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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Aerial yoga instructor Kelli Carraway shakes out a hammock before class in Kennesaw, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Although the hammocks may look intimidating, the instructors will take you step-by-step through each and every pose. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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Students begin class in cobbler’s pose position in Kennesaw, Ga., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. New students are required to take five intro classes to get a feel for the hammock and poses before moving on to a more advanced class. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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Carraway demonstrates one of the many inversions performed in aerial yoga in Kennesaw, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Because the hammocks can hold so much weight, a variety of poses are possible, from complicated twists to the familiar downward dog. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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In a class taught by Jane De Albuquerque, students perform inverted stretches in Kennesaw, Ga., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Aerial yoga is a full-body workout and especially engages the back and spine. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

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One of the many colorful paintings that adorn the walls of the Launch Awareness Studio in Kennesaw, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. If you’re looking for all the tranquility of traditional yoga and a cool workout, this might be right up your alley. (JEM Capstone/Damita Glaude)

 

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