The yogini: Sandra De San Jose
The pose: Vitruvian man
The location: El Retiro Park, Madrid
The benefits: The fun factor in aerial or anti-gravity yoga helps to melt away all your tension, but it’s also incredibly restorative. It is known to be particularly beneficial for those with back problems as this form of yoga strengthens your spine. When you move in and out of the Vitruvian Man posture you go through an inversion – meaning your spine enjoys a decompression. This posture also gives your legs a deep tissue massage and it is also a great hip opener and gives your the hamstrings a good stretch. This pose requires you to trust that the hammock will keep you in the air and this in turn encourages self-belief and a sense of fearlessness.