Owner of Cradle Yoga Studio in Flint, Michigan. Cradle yoga is yoga performed in a long wide fabric, like used in Cirque de Soleil. It conforms to your body and is gentle on the spine. I have actually grown 3/4" taller from decompressing my spine while hanging upside down in inversions. This spinal decompression has also nearly eliminated chronic back pain by creating space between each vertebra. It is a playful way to stay fit!