There are a number of health considerations that you should be aware of when undertaking physical activity. In particular with aerial work and inversions. Please read the below carefully before attending any CircStudios classes.
Contraindications / Precautions
Whenever one is exercising the body, the process is one of building up, breaking down, and repairing. The objective is to break down tensions and scars in muscle tissue fiber while creating more flexibility and elasticity in the joints and muscles. It is also to refresh the systems of the healing body without causing any additional harm. Often, one comes to a yoga class in order to bring about healing that can be encouraged by this technique. However, sometimes their body is already in repair mode as they go through a healing crisis and requires monitoring by a health professional. Listed below are some of the more obvious contraindications that one should be mindful of:
- Recent Surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hand, wrist)
- Irregular Heart function
- Very high or very low blood pressure
- Easy onset Vertigo
- Osteoporosis/bone weakness
- Recent head injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Severe arthritis
- Hiatal hernia
- Disc herniation
- Recent stroke
- Cerebral Sclerosis
- Botox (within 6 hours)
While participating in Suspension & Aerial techniques, you will be required to sign a waiver. Should you choose to participate despite contraindications, please carefully monitor your own resistance. Listen to your body and know you are welcome to stop and be still at any point. Your safety is our very first concern.
Approximately 1% of the population experience vertigo to the extent where they cannot practice this technique. Plan to feel a bit dizzy after inversions or swinging while your blood flow is being refreshed and your body is recalibrating. This is a natural occurrence. Go to a resting posture (such as Floating Child’s Pose, Chillax, Plum or BackLean) and breathe, it will soon subside. The more you practice, the less this will occur. If you are uncomfortable for more than 10 seconds, lie down under the Hammock or go get a drink of water. Vertigo is a very real sensation for many people who suffer from a mild form of dyslexia that makes them uncomfortable when their hips are over their head. If this sounds familiar to you, go at your own pace and make your instructor aware so that you can receive extra attention.