Aerial Hammock – For Yoga, For Fitness, For You

The term Aerial Hammock can conjure up all kinds of images for different people. Maybe it sounds like something scary from the circus, a daring high wire act or maybe it sounds super relaxing like lazing in the sun. Well its both! An aerial hammock of course has many uses but if you are an aerial yoga fan or plan to be then your own yoga swing is the way to go.

It’s also possible that you intend to perform using your hammock and need to feel confident in the integrity of the swing so you can focus on the performance at hand. If this is you then aerial silks are most probably better for you so check out our guide to those here.

The Best Aerial Hammock for you

One of the most important factors is that you feel safe and comfortable. This will allow you to enjoy the yoga session and of course focus on your movements.

A little tip for beginners. If this is all new to you then you may have heard terms like yoga swing, yoga hammock, aerial swing, yoga trapeze and more besides. There are a bunch of different names for what are essentially the same thing. This is simply different names instructors and manufacturers use so instead focus on function and your comfort and confidence in your chosen hammock.

If you are completely new to the process don’t get stressed about using your aerial hammock. You do not need to be an advanced acrobat or yoga master to get started.

In fact in many ways the hammock offers a way to have the additional support you need to get started.

Check out this Mini yoga hammock sequence from the team at yoga body

At the other end of the scale if you are already an advanced aerial expert then you can use your new hammock to really push yourself into new poses and movements.

If you are worried you don’t have an aerial yoga hammock kit at home and there are no obvious places to hang it then you should consider getting a Door Frame Bar to hang your yoga hammock. This is true for all hammocks in this guide so if you will be using it at home don’t forget to add this.

YOGABODY Naturals Trapeze Door Frame Bar Hang Your Yoga Trapeze Quickly & Easily in Most Standard Door Frames
  • ANYONE CAN INSTALL: Setup Video on the left! -- no handyman skills required, just screw into place,...
  • CONVENIENT: bar is removable (door mounts stay in place for next use) so you can remove it if...
  • HANG A YOGA TRAPEZE: fast and easy setup, you can be inverted on your trapeze in minutes.
  • REQUIREMENTS: wood door frame that's at least 4.5 inches/12 cm wide, bar spans from 26 inches/66 cm...
  • VERSATILE: bar doubles as a chin-up bar when you're not on your Yoga Trapeze (upper body strength,...

Once you have the door bar and your chosen hammock you will need to know how to hang it up.

Here is a video from Yoga Body on how to install your aerial yoga hammock:

YogaBody Yoga Trapeze

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YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze [official] - Yoga Swing/Sling/Inversion Tool, Purple with Free DVD
  • Relieve back pain: inversion therapy is amazing for your back
  • Improve your back bends: when you practice passive, inverted backbends on yoga trapeze, you can hold...
  • Setup in minutes: our online YouTube videos show you how to setup from an exposed beam, in a tree,...
  • Pro-grade quality: this is the same model used in YOGABODY studios worldwide and includes gym-grade...
  • Unmatched quality assurance, full 10-year parts guarantee means we'll replace anything (or the...

The Yogabody yoga trapeze as you can see in the videos in this guide is easy to install and easy to use. It comes with a Free DVD to help you get started which is super helpful for beginners and those who need a little extra direction.

You can set it up just about anywhere, hanging from a ceiling hook, a beam or even a tree. The reason this aerial hammock is so popular is that it is the same commercial grade used in studios around the world. This gives you piece of mind that it is a quality product but it comes without the high end price which is also a nice surprise.

Up Circle Seven Aerial Yoga Hammock

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Aerial Yoga Swing - Ultra Strong Antigravity Yoga Hammock/Trapeze/Sling for Air Yoga Inversion Exercises - 2 Extensions Straps Included (Turquoise)
  • UNIQUE FEATURES: Large & comfortable thick padded foam handles and a spacious triple stitched swing...
  • BONUS VALUE: 2 Multi-loop climber strength daisy chains featuring an iron-clad load capacity of 200...
  • HEALTH BENEFITS: Whether using it for inversion therapy for spinal decompression or upper body...
  • 100% SATISFACTION PROMISE: We confidently believe in the quality of our yoga swing, we offer you an...
  • NOT INCLUDED: Mounting accessories NOT included. Must be purchased separately if required

The Up Circle Seven Aerial Yoga Hammock is also a very popular swing. It has an impressive 550 lb load capacity and is triple stitched for added safety and peace of mind.

If you have a color preference the Up Circle is available in a wide range of colors to suit most tastes.

It doesn’t come with an instructional DVD like the Yoga Body hammock but it does have a 23 page yoga swing guide which is aimed at helping beginners to get started.

UpCircle Seven offer a 30 day challenge guarantee with this one too so you can try and if your not happy send it back. Can’t say better than that really.

Aerial Yoga Swing Set & Aerial Hammock

Yoga4You Aerial Yoga Swing Set - Yoga Hammock Swing - Trapeze Yoga Kit - 2 Extension Straps - Wide Flying Yoga Inversion Tool - Antigravity Ceiling Hanging Yoga Sling - Adult Kids Arial Toga (Blue)
  • DURABLE and PRACTICAL: Aerial flying yoga swing hammock is made of studio quality silk nylon fabric....
  • COMFORT: Large wide antigravity yoga hammock swing (98"x59") has double material layer in the middle...
  • BROAD INSTALLATION OPTIONS: With the help of 2x50" hanging straps and exposed beam, you can install...
  • BENEFITS: Even few short sessions per week on anti-gravity inversion tool bring back pain relief....
  • eBOOK: Digital guide in PDF provides basic ceiling mount and hanging instructions, starter aerial...

The final option we decide to include in this guide is the Aerial Yoga Swing set from Yoga 4 You. It boosts a 600 lb weight rating which is amazingly high. It is not specifically sold as a commercial swing but many studio owners do use them.

It comes with a digital PDF guide which includes hanging instructions and starter posing guides.

Like the other hammocks it can be installed in a range of ways anywhere with a 10ft height clearance. Don’t forget your door bar or ceiling mounting kit if you don’t have a beam or other fixing you can use.

So which is the best Aerial Hammock & Yoga Swing?

This is a close run competition but the winner is the Yogabody Yoga Trapeze. It offers a super high quality commercial grade product but still manages to be available for a very reasonable price. Combined with the instruction DVD and customer support it makes it the best overall choice. The others however are both very close seconds.

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YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze [official] - Yoga Swing/Sling/Inversion Tool, Purple with Free DVD
  • Relieve back pain: inversion therapy is amazing for your back
  • Improve your back bends: when you practice passive, inverted backbends on yoga trapeze, you can hold...
  • Setup in minutes: our online YouTube videos show you how to setup from an exposed beam, in a tree,...
  • Pro-grade quality: this is the same model used in YOGABODY studios worldwide and includes gym-grade...
  • Unmatched quality assurance, full 10-year parts guarantee means we'll replace anything (or the...

If like me you suffer with tight muscle aches and pains your aerial hammock can really help to relieve tension in muscles like the calves which can improve your daily life and other activities such as running.

However you choose to start your aerial yoga journey, take care, push yourself a little and enjoy the experience and the benefits it will bring you.