Have you ever tried an aerial hoop workout? Also known as Lyra, the aerial hoop is a circular metal hoop suspended from the ceiling which requires the performer to enter and exit the hoop with skills and techniques. Although aerial hoop is rather new in the fitness world, it actually started out as a recreation for children in the 1700s, then popularized by the likes of Cirque du Soleil. It is also becoming increasingly popular in the recent years due to its huge range of benefits, physically and mentally.
It helps to achieve a lean physique through strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility, as you will have to frequently lift your body weight and hold in certain poses with an endless range of motion. Mentally, it calms your mind and allows you to express your creativity. Not to mention, you get to burn up to 500 calories in one session while flowing like an angel in the air.
We are grateful to have Gemma (@gemma_cheung) and Tanya (@tanyaxcheung) sharing this aerial hoop sequence for beginners. It consists of 8 elegant poses with detailed instructions below.
Read more about Gemma and Tanya's aerial hoop practice in this Q&A session we had with them.
AS WORN BY GEMMA AND TANYA
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