Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

  • Can older people like seniors use this?

    We have student of all ages, including in their 60′s and 70′s using The Yoga Trapeze®. However, it is always best to talk to your doctor first.

  • What is the weight limit of the trapeze?

    The maximum weight on the Yoga Trapeze is 25 stone (weight tested for up to 42 stone). Although, the strength of where you hang it is generally the limiting factor. Please ensure that the trapeze can support your weight wherever you hang it.

  • The trapeze is digging into my back/thighs, why is this?

    If the trapeze is digging into either your back or your thighs, it means you have not positioned it correctly. When you sit in the trapeze, it should only cover a small area from your upper thighs to the middle of your bum. Imagine you are sitting in a tire swing–that is how you should position yourself in the trapeze. Be sure to check out our tutorials and videos to get all the proper alignment instructions.

  • Is the Yoga Trapeze good for beginner back pain relief and increasing flexibility?

    The trapeze can certainly help with back pain and flexibility. To get rid of lower back pain, we would suggest starting with a few minutes a day just hanging upside down. It is good for your spine and it feels great. Also try to do daily stretching on it, even for just 15 minutes a day. That will make a big difference.

  • Can people with high blood pressure use this?

    Inversions are usually not recommended for people with high blood pressure but check with your doctor as that is not always the case.

  • I feel nauseous after using the yoga trapeze. Is this normal?

    For some people, inversions can make them feel a bit dizzy at first. Your body simply has to adjust. You should be able to use the trapeze without any nausea or dizziness after some practising. Take your time, go slowly, and remember to breathe. Drink lots of water and don’t forget to listen to your body. Most people find this sensation passes very quickly.

  • Is it okay to hang upside down in the Yoga Trapeze while on my period?

    No reason for this to be a problem, but as always, listen to your body.

  • Can I wash the trapeze?

    Yes, it is machine-washable. Remove all the carabiners before washing. Be sure to wash it at a low temperature and hang to dry.

  • Do I need to use a mat underneath the trapeze?

    It is not necessary. However, it can be nice to have a mat beneath your feet/arms for poses that utilise the ground.

  • Do you offer classes?

    Currently, our only Yoga Trapeze classes are in Barcelona. However, we are in the process of expanding and are looking into various opportunities.

Trapeze Exercises

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We also have premium-access DVD, USB and Online Videos (downloadable) available here.

  • When inverting in the Yoga Trapeze should I draw my ribs or just hang out?

    You can do either. To get traction on your spine, just hanging is great. If you want to start doing some passive backbends which are really powerful, you can start to do other exercises. In terms of engaging your core, you can do a lot of different core exercises such as inverted crunches and inverted dips. In all, we suggest you separate the two activities.

  • What is the best yoga trapeze exercise for my hip?

    Supported side splits is a really intense pose you can do in the trapeze. It usually takes a minute or two just to get down in it. You use the trapeze handles to lower yourself down, reaching your arms above your head and lowering yourself down slowly.

  • I have a neck injury, could the trapeze be safe for me and help me?

    You must be extremely careful with your neck. In terms of using the Yoga Trapeze, we would certainly suggest having someone assist you or someone nearby who can support you if needed. Be sure to take it very slowly; no fast movements, no dynamic movements. Use the gravity traction (just the passive hangs) in the trapeze.

  • I’m having trouble wrapping my legs around the outside of the Yoga Trapeze. What can I do?

    It’s easy—just take it slow and gently lower yourself back while holding the long handles. Wrap your legs around the trapeze and hook your feet. If you hook your feet correctly you should be completely secure. If you are worried, have a friend there to spot you the first time until you build confidence. Check out our tutorial videos for a better idea of how to do this.

  • Can you do a back flip from the Yoga Trapeze?

    In theory, yes, you can do a backflip. It’s not really what it’s designed for and we wouldn’t recommend it. What we do recommend are passive backbends.

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