Yoga Hammock Rigging Guide
Welcome to a series of articles on aerial rigging, supported by videos from Circus Rigging & Safety, sponsored by Firetoys.
This article will go through the best ways to rig your yoga hammock and help you choose the right method for you.
The standard yoga hammocks are 2.8m wide and 6m long.
The below information assumes you have a safe anchor point. See our guide here on How to Rig At Home Safely
The first thing you will need to know is if you want to rig as a single point or double point hammock.
Rigging an Aerial Yoga Hammock from two anchor points (double point configuration) gives you more space between the fabric, while single point brings the sides close together for a comfy cocoon, and you only need one anchor point. Fear not, you can always swap between the two with a few easy steps.
If you are using one of our Aerial Yoga Rigs you can simply use a second sling choked around the bar to create 2 points.
If you only have 1 anchor point available then our Aerial Spreader Bar is a great option.
Here's some methods you can use to rig your hammocks.
This option is great if you are not going to be adjusting the height and just want something simple to put up and practice on. This is also the best option for dynamic sling/loop/performance hammock.
For this method you would need the following
- 1 point hammock set, you’ll need a 6m yoga hammock, 2x Steel O rings, 2x Carabiners
- 2 point hammock set, you’ll need a 6m yoga hammock, 2x Steel O rings, 4x Carabiners
You can set the height as you want it, but if you do want to make little adjustments to the height you can add a Prodigy Aerial 5 Loop Chain. This will allows you to set the hammock at multiple heights at 10cm increments up to 50cm length.
If you don't need to adjust the height then you can switch the loop chains for the prodigy aerial slings.
Working Load Limit on O Rings - 171kg/377lb
If you need to make adjustments to the height of your hammock but are looking for a more affordable method than using the Prodigy Loop Adjusters then this method is for you. Please note this method is best for static/yoga hammock rather than dynamic movement.
For this method you would need:
- 1 point hammock set, you’ll need a 6m yoga hammock, 2x Prodigy 60cm/18mm slings, 1x Carabiner
- 2 point hammock set, you’ll need a 6m yoga hammock, 2x Prodigy 60cm/18mm slings, 2x Carabiners
Working Load Limit on Prodigy 60cm/18mm slings + stopper knot - 171kg/377lbs
If you're looking for a way to quickly and easily adjust the height of your hammock then our loop adjusters will do just that! This method is ideal for studios or hammocks being used by multiple people. This method is not suitable for dynamic loading and should be used for more ground based/restorative practice.
To raise the height just stand up and pull the outside tail of the fabric down gently and evenly. To lower it, open the rings and feed the tail back through the rings a. Pull the inside of the hammock down to where you want it to hang.
Working Load Limit of the fabric on Prodigy Loop Adjusters – 71kg/156lbs
How to tie your hammock knot
There are many different knots that can be used. We have chosen the knot we recommend due to its high strength in testing and because after using the hammock, it doesn't become so tight that you cannot untie it.
You can follow the instructions in the below videos for how to do this.