Aqua Kriya Yoga
Making yoga accessible for everyone!
Pioneering and leading education in Aqua YOga since 2000
Swami Nibhrtananda (Camella Nair) IAYT, Ayurvedic Health Educator, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Faculty
*Aqua Kriya Yoga is great for all body types and abilities. Students who can benefit are; stroke & cancer survivors, pregnant women, those with arthritis, wheel-chair or walker-bound, muscle and/or joint limitations, those who are overweight, or the senior adult community.
The nurturing environment of the water provides:
Little to no impact on joints, especially knees, hips and ankles
By improving balance issues, confidence and awareness are improved
Weightlessness in the water allows for joint access, muscle lengthening and organ toning
Strengthens pelvic floor and deep core muscles
Practice can be enhanced with pool props such as noodles, floats and aqua bells
The wall can provide assistance & resistance
Use of a walker is encouraged for some students
Builds community and inclusion, as a variety of body types and physical abilities can practice safely along side one another
Fabulous medium for a restorative or meditative practice.
The Benefits of Aqua Kriya Yoga@
Over time, students can see an improvement in:
*Openness and stability of shoulder, knee and hip joints, as well as, minor joints
*Increased range of motion
*Greater awareness of how to improve breathing and correct erroneous breathing patterns
*Improving balance and core awareness
*Quieting the mind and soothing the nervous system
*Releasing tension and stress