If you’re new to aerial yoga or you just love books, then you’ll be pleased to know there are loads of aerial yoga books available. Nothing can replace having an instructor or an experienced spotter with you, as it’s so important to stay train safe when you’re working with an aerial yoga swing.
Books are a great resource to help you improve your technique, but they’re absolutely not a replacement for a teacher.
A good aerial yoga manual will include photographs of poses from multiple angles and give step-by-step instructions as well as tips specific to each post. It should detail which muscle groups are engaged for each pose and how to condition or prepare yourself. It should be written using encouraging and motivational words and any photographs should be large and clear.
If you have a yoga studio, you could put some of these books in your lobby area for students to flick through.
Here are our picks for the best aerial yoga books for sale at the moment.
Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention
This is a must-have book for any aerialist who practises any aerial discipline. It’s perfect for you if you practice (or you’re interested in) trapeze, aerial silks, aerial yoga and other aerial arts.
It’s also perfect for beginners, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for beginner aerialists who want to fully understand the sport and train safely.
Aerial Yoga Conditioning Manual
This manual is written by Kassandra Ferguson, an experience certified yoga instructor and it’s aimed aerialists and yoginis of all levels. It contains over 60 exercises with step-by-step instructions, all the exercises focused on balance, alignment, breathe, movement and safety. You will learn correct form and proper technique by following this manual closely.
Whether you’re experienced, improving and right at the beginning of your aerial yoga, this book is definitely for you!
Soaring with the Soul: An Aerial Yoga Guide (First Edition)
This book is primarily aimed at instructors, but students will find this useful as well. In fact, this is the perfect type of book to have in the lobby of a yoga studio! It’s a breathtakingly beautifully illustrated guide full of photographs in vibrant, vivid colors.
This is, by far, the most thorough and comprehensive guide to aerial yoga you’ll find at the moment. However, it comes with a hefty price tag! It’s certainly worth the investment if you care about your aerial yoga hobby.
The Aerial Yoga Manual Vol. 1
This is a spiral-bound manual with over 300 illustrated pages detailing different poses. It’s perfect for both students and instructors who are serious about learning aerial yoga.
If you’re familiar with floor poses and want to adapt them to perform using a swing or hammock, then this book is perfect for you!
The Aerial Yoga Manual Vol. 2
Well, if you liked Volume 1… This is another spiral-bound book of aerial yoga poses that expands on what you learn from the first edition.
Most beginners and instructors who teach beginners find this series of aerial yoga books extremely helpful due to the detailed pictures.
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The Quick Guide to Aerial Yoga Poses (Kindle Edition)
The Quick Guide to Aerial Yoga Poses is another illustrated guide that contains over 50 poses. It also has a ‘notes section’ for you to write your own details about your poses.
If you’ve started learning aerial yoga at a class, this is the perfect tool to supplement your learning!
Aerial Physique FIT: Gain the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro
Aerial Physique FIT is a great conditioning workout book that you can use to compliment your aerialist training. It’s important to get variety in your workouts and this book will help you achieve that.
Each chapter focuses on a different area of the body to achieve amazing overall results that will benefit your aerial yoga progress too!
Aerial/Swing Yoga: A Guide to Expanding Your Practice
This illustrated aerial yoga book is designed to be used alongside lessons or classes. It has illustrated diagrams of various different poses to try both in your class and at home.
This manual will help you explore the strengthening and therapeutic qualities of practising aerial yoga.
The Suspension Yoga Instructional Handbook
This handbook by Beatrix Montanile, the Director of The Flying Yogi®, is a product manual for the YogiGym® Suspension Sling, but it contains loads of useful tips and poses for all aerialists.
You’ll get over 50 illustrated poses with step-by-step instructions in this book.
Beginners Guide to Aerial Silks
If you’re a multi-discipline aerialist or you want to take your yoga swing that step further, this introduction to aerial silks will teach how to how climb, wrap and invert using aerial silks.
Most aerial rigging can be used for various different disciplines if its installed correctly, so why not transfer your yoga skills into circus skills and introduce yourself to the world of aerial silks!
So, those are our picks for the best aerial yoga books for sale at the moment. What are your favorite books about aerial yoga? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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