Aerial Yoga in the English Garden, Munich

Having suffered from a very poor back for over two years I have tried various remedies to help relieve the problem. One of these has been pilates. My current pilates teacher Saruna from Lithuania is a qualified aerial yoga instructor. I had never really heard of this form of fitness and was interested to find out more. When she stated she required some pictures for her new aerial yoga book then what better way to find out. Personally I find yoga rather tedious and tend to fall asleep, however yoga combined with a bit more “adrenaline” seems right up my alley.

We headed to the English garden in Munich for the day where we she carried out over 500 different moves. We decided on a beautiful oak tree where Sarune then place the yoga rope. For the next 5 hours she bent, flipped, hung and god knows what else. The results in my opinion are quite stunning not simply in terms of the beautiful backdrop but also the aerial acrobatics which Saruna carries out.

Patrick.

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5 Comments Add Yours

  1. Mary

    This is absolutely fantastic! I love how your photos capture the beauty of both the human body and nature. These photos also make me wish I were more flexible 😉

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  2. Sarah D

    What stunning photos! I didn’t know aerial yoga was a thing until I came across this! To me this is performance art, similar to what you would see in a Cirque Du Soleil production. Wow! You’ve really captured the natural fluidity and movement in this quite well. It almost makes me feel like I could possibly do this…key word being, “almost.” haha. Best of luck with the new fitness program…looks like a lot of fun.

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  3. Marie

    I love the backdrop in these pictures, the beautiful countryside. It always instils some inner peace with me and it very much does remind me of the English countryside.
    I’ve also never heard of aerial yoga until you’ve mentioned it on this post. It looks like a good workout too. Saruna must also b a very talented yoga instructor.
    I am baffled with the different types of yoga practices out there. Hatha yoga is more physical, perhaps the type of yoga you tried was Raja, Bhakti or Mantra yoga? these are more non-physical types of Yoga.

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  4. TE

    Wow, was für ein tolle Idee! Es sieht wie Spaß aus. Ich wurde gerne sowas ausprobieren.

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  5. Francis Woods

    So interesting. I love shapes created by the combination of the instructor and the yoga ropes. The green yoga rope becomes part of the natural back drop with it’s green color. Very zen, love it!

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