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The Yoga Trapeze is the most powerful, at-home yoga inversion tool ever created. You can hang it from a doorframe or outside from a beam, bar or swing set. Setup is fast and simple; results are immediate.
Once you get inverted, the Yoga Trapeze will change your backbends forever—less pain and more flexibility with balanced upper body and core strength.
If you suffer from pain or stiffness in your back, neck, or shoulders, we’d like to introduce you to our secret weapon for a healthy spine: the Yoga Trapeze.
As an overzealous yoga student, YOGABODY founder, Lucas Rockwood, continuously suffered from minor lower back pain for around two years and extreme back pain for a period of six months. “One time, I couldn’t get out of bed, it was so bad,” he remembers. Why? “Honestly, I was careless and pushed myself too far, too fast, without enough rest.”
Chances are you’re not as reckless with your spinal health, but if you are suffering from a stiff or sore back, the Yoga Trapeze can help.
Doctors report that two out of three people suffer from chronic back pain at some point in their life. Here’s why:
LACK OF FLEXIBILITY
in the shoulders, back muscles, hips, and tops of the legs can lead to injury and chronic pain. In addition, working at a computer all day, commuting to work, lifting weights, and carrying children around the house all contribute to what we call a “locked up” spine. And a locked up spine is at least two to five times more injury-prone than a loosey-goosey one. In this way, mobility and flexibility are essential for long-term spinal health.
in your core leaves your spine unsupported and vulnerable. The abdominal muscles are actually spine support muscles, and a weak gut means you’re at risk for injury. When you strengthen your core, you strengthen your spine—it’s that simple.
in the muscles supporting the spine act like tight cables yanking at your vertebrae. Both physical and emotional stress affect your upper back, neck, and shoulders as you clench those muscles in reaction to high-pressure situations. Tense muscles crank and yank instead of stretching and yielding—all of which exacerbate the problem.
in our day-to-day lives means that most of us simply do not twist, shake, rotate, or bend backwards or forwards nearly enough (if at all). As they say, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” which is why people throw out their back doing the simplest of movements, such as lifting a box off the floor.
At first glance, the Yoga Trapeze looks like a toy. While you surely like to have fun as much as anyone, you also probably expect results from your yoga practice.
However, all it takes is seven minutes on the Yoga Trapeze and you’ll become a convert. It’s that amazing!
Dozens of things cause back pain, but the physical reality is almost always the same. There is some form of compression: a squishing of the vertebrae into one another or a pinching of a nerve. You can massage or medicate yourself all day long; you can spend hours in a sauna, but nothing compares to the straightforward treatment of traction
Traction is a term used by orthopedic and chiropractic doctors to describe the any treatment that pulls or lengthens the spine apart (as opposed to squishing it together).
A healthy spine has full, firm, and resilient disk tissues that allow for complete range of motion. This is ideal. But after sitting all day in an office or car; after exercising and rotating the spine at only 20% of its full potential; and after years of poor posture caused by designer shoes; it’s very likely that some of your disks are not in great shape
Your lumbar spine (the bottom section) is most susceptible to injury, and the L4-L5 discs are the most common trouble areas—the dreaded source for most lower back pain. But injury can happen anywhere along the spine, as low down as the sacroiliac joint, causing pain that radiates into the bum and legs, or as high up as the cervical spine, generating neck pain that can be debilitating.
Maybe your discs are just inflamed, but maybe they’re bulging, herniated, thinning, compressed, or worse! This is not meant to scare you, but spinal disc problems are so common that you ought to think about it. Better yet, do something about it!
We all know that you can pop two Advil and get rid of most pain, but that’s not natural, and it’s certainly not a healthy, long-term solution. So what do you do?
Hang for seven minutes, do some flying push-ups, pause in an inverted full wheel, and then call it a day. Ten minutes tops and your spine will feel spectacular.
A word of warning: This thing is addictive! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself neglecting your most beloved TV shows, skipping happy hour with your colleagues, or waking up early on Sunday mornings to spend more time hanging in your Yoga Trapeze.
You don’t have to be good with tools to install the Yoga Trapeze in your house. Even if you call a handyman for everything, this is one thing you can do on your own.
Here are your hanging options:
- Hang in a doorframe
- Sling it over an exposed beam (in a lofted room, patio, or garage)
- Hang it from a swing set, playground
- Hang it from gym equipment such as a chin-up bar (easiest of all)
- Tie it to a tree branch
The Yoga Trapeze is made from the same material as a parachute, attesting to its strength and durability. The seams are quad-stitched and the hooks are pure steel. It’s built to last.
The Yoga Trapeze is weight-tested up to 450 pounds, but in reality, it can hold even more (up to 600 pounds).