Those 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.
Listed below are two riggers who are trusted in the aerial world, they are a good resource to go to with your rigging questions:
Bill Auld at Auld Entertainment