Warning! How To Purchase An Aerial Yoga Hammock

IMG_2283Those of us in the Unnata Aerial Yoga community are happy to see the increase in popularity of Aerial Yoga, and the increase of locations where one can practice Aerial Yoga. It should be noted, however, that this increase in popularity has also brought along an increase in suppliers of Yoga hammocks, some of whom have not done the necessary research to fully understand safe hammock installation. Hanging a Yoga hammock requires more thought and care than hanging a television/bookshelf on your wall, or of hanging a chin-up bar.

For example, did you know you are never supposed to hang your hammock in a doorframe? And, there are only certain kinds of daisy chains that are safe to use for Aerial Yoga?

What looks fine to the untrained eye can turn into a significant injury in a flash, so please be careful if you wish to purchase a Yoga hammock for your own usage in your home.

We recommend researching the credentials of your supplier, their experience and expertise. And because every ceiling has unique qualities, if the supplier of your hammock can’t explain how to attach your hammock to your specific ceiling then you may need to also hire a professional rigger/structural engineer/etc. to help you install your hammock.

IMG_2273Listed below are two riggers who are trusted in the aerial world, they are a good resource to go to with your rigging questions:

Brett Copes at Fight or Flight Entertainment
fightorflightent@gmail.com
www.fightorflightent.com

Bill Auld at Auld Entertainment
Bill@auldentertainment.com

One comment on “Warning! How To Purchase An Aerial Yoga Hammock

  1. Amen! It’s scary to see what some people have rigged. Also the line has become very blurred on what is considered aerial yoga. I see Instagram videos and such postings of aerial acrobatic skills being done on an aerial yoga hammock. Besides the fact that the hammock probably hasn’t been rigged/installed correctly, the hammock for yoga is also a lot lower than that used in aerial acrobatics. Practice safety people! We should all be practicing Ahimsa (non-harming), right?

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