How does the yoga trapeze differ from yoga on the mat?
While many of the yoga poses we do with the Yoga Trapeze appear similar to those on the mat, the dynamic is very unique. The Yoga Trapeze requires a large amount of upper body and core strength, even with the most basic movements such as getting in and out. It adds the missing "train" movement that is missing in mat-based classes.
The next important difference is the passive nature of many poses, especially backbends and shoulder openings. With the Yoga Trapeze extremely deep back bends are practiced passively, so that you can hold the poses safely for a long time.
Key Yoga Trapeze Differences:
Requires a lot of upper body strength
Functional core strengths required in dozens of postures
Builds up the grip strength
Allows passive backbends and decompresses the spine
Increases the space between the lower vertebrae