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Make Flying down dog more accessible!

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Learn why this pose can be challenging and ways to adapt it so that everyone can find a version they feel comfortable with.

This video is aimed at teachers and students and complements our Flying Downdog Flow.

In addition to a aerial hammock, you might like to have a small towel or cushion handy!

Stay safe while practicing - specific contraindications apply to aerial yoga and inversions, check our Terms & Conditions for details.


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0:20: Jo introduces the video
2:35: Jo talks about her experience with flying downdog.
4:46: Jo explains some of the reasons this pose can be uncomfortable
7:44: The best way to position the hammock
9:35: Warm ups that can be used as gentler options of the pose
10:57: How to get into flying downdog comfortably
11:30: Some options to try to get more comfortable and familiar with the feeling of the fabric on your hips.
11:57: How to use a cushion to pad the hips.
12:15: Lower the hammock height to accommodate different bodies.
13:28: Jo offers a summary and some final thoughts.

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Jo Stewart

Jo Stewart

Jo's creative approach adapts to each practitioner's individual needs, with a focus on body positivity, self-compassion, and inclusivity. She is excited to share the whole spectrum of yogic experience with her students - from high flying fun in the aerial hammock, to calm meditation in the quiet of a yin style practice.

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