Revealed! This is the weight loss technique Malaika and Alia are obsessed with!

From Alia Bhatt to Juhi Chawla, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu Singh Grover, our B-town divas seem to have taken to aerial yoga big time. They are trying it at the gym and hanging upside down even while vacationing. This form of yoga incorporates traditional yoga poses with Pilates and dance, and is done using soft, fabric hammock made using special, high-density nylon and held up using carabiners and support chains.

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It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down & like an hour glass, let the particles run away! 😛 #Maldives

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If you want to try out these gravity-defying exercises too, here are some reasons why you should go ahead:

Increases flexibility

Aerial yoga offers you greater scope to move about freely, by putting in less effort and counteracting gravity. As you perform the movements suspended in the air, it releases tension in the bones and muscles and makes you more flexible. It also makes the core muscles stronger and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility. 

Better focus

When you are doing asanas hanging upside down, you are putting your body in a more challenging situation than usual. It forces the mind to be more alert and aware of your surroundings. It will also help you concentrate better. 

Full-body workout

Every part of your body is forced to move and stretch during aerial yoga. As a result, you get toned and redefined muscles, and the joints get strengthened and regenerated too thanks to these movements.

Good for the back

When the body is suspended freely, you give the spine the chance to lengthen. There is less strain on your back while exercising, which in turn, eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint.

Anti-aging benefits

Aerial yoga improves blood circulation, thereby combating aging and its symptoms. It helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, delaying the onset of cardiovascular issues.

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