Taken to New Heights: An Aerial Experience

Being afraid of heights and not enjoying the sensation of being upside-down has kept me away from all things gymnastic for most of my dance life. I also have a chronic lower back injury, genetic but made worse from years of unnatural extension. But after watching several videos about aerial Yoga, I was intrigued. I signed up for an aerial class at a Yoga studio, which I found out later does not mean that you are actually taking an "aerial Yoga" class. In my case, it was simply - aerial, but I went with it. The instructor led us through a series of "basic" aerial moves. First we wrap our hands around the silks and crunch our knees up to our shoulders. Okay, I'm already struggling, and this is


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