I have had my eye on getting a yoga swing ever since my sister and I went to NYC to try Anti-Gravity Yoga and I fell in love. The swings we used in class weren’t available to individuals, so I spent months longing to hang upside down, trying to enjoy the few pilates exercises that allow complete inversion, but not feeling fully satisfied.
And then one of my sister’s Facebook friends was hanging upside down in a yoga swing. This is one of the reasons I really like Facebook. For all the negative aspects of privacy loss that Facebook can bring with it, you can also discover wonderful little treats. I “friended” the girl with the swing and found out how to get one.
I stalled on purchasing one for months. I don’t know why. They aren’t insanely expensive. In fact they are only a little more than a BOSU. I think mine was approximately $150 including shipping.
It arrived on Easter weekend and literally made my day. I was probably a little too excited. It looked so beautiful—I got to pick the colors myself, but you never know how colors online will translate to colors in real life.
It came with no instructions or hanging directions, but the site was supposed to have installations directions online. They did. They read: hire a professional. I don’t know about you, but I am not familiar with professional yoga swing hangers in the Wethersfield area.
Luckily I have a boyfriend with the mind of an engineer. He got the swing up (although I know he doesn’t think it is completely safe and wants to make one change) and so far neither of us of fallen from the ceiling (knock on wood).
I only remember how to do two exercises from the class I took, but I attempted to recreate a couple of others very poorly. I really don’t know how to use it, so for the most part, I pretty much just hang upside down every day. It’s absolute bliss. I love being upside down—my spine especially loves it. I love being suspended in air. I love, love, love my yoga swing and I can’t wait to figure out more about it!