Aerial Yoga Swing Videos

Kids love to hang upside down.
Kids love to hang upside down. | Source

A Yoga Inversion Swing is made of parachute-strength fabric. It has a long and wide piece in which you can sit, swing or hang. In addition, some yoga swings have two arm and leg handles, on each side, plus two more handles on top. You hang the swing safely from the ceiling or a tree outside to practice various yoga poses with full support. On a Yoga Swing you can move freely while hanging upside down. They come in various shapes and prizes, ranging from a simple yoga sling that you can hang off a door frame, to those hung off large metal frames used on the beach to perform an infinity of fun and beneficial acrobatic moves.

Simple One Band Aerial Yoga Swing

Relaxing in an inverted position does wonders for the back.
Relaxing in an inverted position does wonders for the back. | Source

What is your Center of Gravity?

If your body was a stiff pencil, balancing horizontally on a finger, its pivot point, or point of balance, or center of gravity would be the pelvis. Or, in other words, the weight of the body is equally distributed below and above the pelvis. The yoga swing works on the principle that provided the center of gravity (the pelvis), or the extremities (the hands and feet) are safely supported in mid-air, the body can easily and safely move in many, previously inexperienced ways. The sheer experimental nature of using a yoga swing is what makes it so much more fun than any other piece of fitness equipment.

Classes in Aerial Yoga Swings

Look up if there are any classes in your area that teach how to usean aerial yoga swing.
Look up if there are any classes in your area that teach how to usean aerial yoga swing.

How Does It Work?

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By performing various hanging upside down or inverted yoga poses, the Yoga Inversion Swing/Sling makes gravity work to the body’s advantage rather than its usual detriment. Attaining balanced positions and working out their transitions in a graceful way is, at first, quite challenging.

Knowing you are safe, you take more risks, and soon learn to achieve your desired poses with the Yoga Swing in a fluent way. The process gives you renewed strength and increased flexibility you never thought you could achieve; and all that happens in a fun, playful way.

Awakening the Dormant Child Within You

What do children enjoy most of all when playing physical games with an adult, asking for more, screaming: “Again, Again!”? The answer is: Pick them up by the ankles until they hang upside down. Children instinctively know that inverting gravity is good for the body. They can never get enough of hanging upside down, because it helps them relax and grow.

When using a Yoga Inversion Swing adults too can enjoy the same exhilarating sensation that children get from hanging upside down. You can use the Yoga Swing for the most basic moves to the most spectacular acrobatics, the limits are endless, your safety always guaranteed.

Who Uses an Aerial Yoga Swing?

Young or old, thin or fat, it doesn't matter. Whether you are flexible or not, strong or weak, anybody can do this to the limits of their own pleasure. It's a great way to increase flexibility and strengthen the body and to have fun while you are working out. An Aerial Yoga Inversion Swing is like a fun toy that incidentally gives you one of the best workouts you will ever experience.

Workout Swing Demo

Challenge Yourself

With the Yoga Inversion Swing you can improve balance, power up your core and gain strength and flexibility. Rapidly perfect your practice of supported back bends and leg stretches. Handstands, for arm and upper body toning are easily achieved with suspension yoga. Gentle traction for tension release in the neck and lower back decompresses your spine. The weight of your body is supported by your hips, eliminating the strain on the ankles and knees. You can perform sit-ups, pull-ups, leg lifts, or just "hang in" and stretch your back, shoulder, and hamstring muscles. You can fully relax and rest anytime in a comfortable pose. It is such fun learning to move like a kid again while gaining optimum fitness.

For Anyone, Male or Female, Young or Old

Feel like a child again, enjoying the wonders of gravity to the body's advantage.
Feel like a child again, enjoying the wonders of gravity to the body's advantage. | Source

Take your Body to a Whole New Level

Many of us who just simply can’t do exercises like inverted push-ups, pull-ups, and various types of dips on the floor or using an ordinary pull-up bar, suddenly find we can get the necessary range of motion for all these kind of moves when using a Yoga Swing.

When your body is safely supported by the Yoga Swing, you can achieve moves that you never imagined you could do without the Yoga Swing. This gives you confidence to go much further than you ever thought possible. Now you can achieve real progress with a great sense of achievement.

Traditional Aerial Yoga Swing

Handles for the four extremities (hands and feet)  expand the possibilities.
Handles for the four extremities (hands and feet) expand the possibilities.

Benefits of Using an Aerial Yoga Swing

Reversing the force of gravity in supported inversions has many benefits. What would you mostly want to use a Yoga swing for? here is a list of the many benefits of hanging upside down with a yoga swing:

  • correct alignment
  • improve balance
  • strengthen the core
  • gain in flexibility by lengthening ligaments, tendons and muscles
  • boost circulation and brighten skin tone
  • aid digestion and elimination
  • enhance lymph drainage
  • relieve back pain by decompressing the spine with gentle traction
  • reduce leg swelling
  • reduce tension
  • nourish and oxygenate brain cells for increased focus, speed, and memory
  • brighten mood and combat depression

At its affordable price, with no weight or space taking properties, plus its many benefits, a yoga swing must be the one single most favorite pieces of fitness equipment available on the market today.

Air Gyro Gym by Yogi TarZen

Stretching and Realignment

With a yoga sing you can stretch, strengthen and realign (put back in correct place) almost any part of your body. The most common areas to stretch and realign are the upper back, neck and shoulder areas. In this case you would just place the supporting band behind the upper back and enjoy, quite passively, the benefits of gravity doing the work for you.

Hanging in an upside down position as shown in the above video provides safe and gentle traction to allow the joints in the body to de-compress. This makes you feel taller, lighter and completely revitalized upon completion.

From OmGym

Go For It!

It is precisely because of the unexpected factors, the many surprises you get from being able to safely move in new ways, that progress is achieved so quickly. Re-discovering your own body with the Yoga Swing is so much fun, you feel like you were a kid again. So I really want to encourage you, if you are looking for a new workout system, a new way to become flexible, build strength and get into a great shape, the yoga swing is definitely the way to go.

Best Aerial Yoga Swing Available

Deluxe Aerial Yoga Hammock (Yoga Swing or Sling, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness) (Red)
Deluxe Aerial Yoga Hammock (Yoga Swing or Sling, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness) (Red)

Enjoy a painless, more flexible spine, reduce stress, and improve your strength. While hanging upside down on an aerial yoga swing, any compression in the joints, over-curvature in the neck and spine get ironed out with gentle traction. An instructional booklet is included to get you started right away. Supports 225 pounds.


I hope you enjoyed finding out more about Aerial Yoga Swing Videos and will try some of the Swing Exercises shown above. Using one will definitely help you gain more flexibility and comfort in your body.

Please share your thoughts and results by participating in the comments discussion below where you will find real-life case histories similar to your own.


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Sue Adams 14 months ago from Andalusia Author

Hi Narada,

Would you like to write a hub about How to Make Your Own Yoga Swing with ropes and a blanket? I, for one, sure would like to know more about it.

Narada Vantari 14 months ago

Having tried many and being a daily user ... I highly recommend the stretch velvet ones for comfort and the ability to stretch with you ... but if you dont have a swing at all then a good rope (or two) with a folded blanket over it is how I started 20+ years ago!

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Sue Adams 4 years ago from Andalusia Author

It IS awesome Cloverleaffarm. Maybe there is a gym in your neighborhood where they have yoga inversion swings? Then you could try it.

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cloverleaffarm 4 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

This looks awesome. I wish I could try it.

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