“I would buy them for EVERYONE!!”
I just installed my trapeze last week – I’ve had it for three weeks. I was definitely both excited AND nervous to use it. I have had chronic back pain for over 20 years. I have been working in the food service industry for all of my life – the strain and imbalance used to carry 50-100 plates at a time on a tray is pretty ridiculous and as woman who is 5’1 – it really took it’s tole on my spine. When I was 18 – who cared???- I thought – I was strong and liked being able to carry all of those things. When I was 28 having my third son, and my third back labor, I thought – WHY did I torture my back so?? About 9 years ago I started my yoga practice. I am a naturally flexible person which gave me leeway NOT to really strengthen my core and at the time, that was ”ok” – however, little by little, my flexible little body was saying ”oh no you don’t” and I was saying ”oh yes I will” and then that pain came back with a vengeance.
At 38 I decided to open my own cafe and now 2 yrs later – my yoga practice has taken a back seat to my kitchen and my spine has decided to retire. I am on my feet 10-12 hours a day – loving my life and I mean truly blissfully loving my life – and this early retirement my spine had planned is not in my business model.
I see an acupuncturist, a chiropractor, rekei, massage therapist…..and I still feel as though my sacrum is vice gripped to my mattress in the morning. As if I am that woman getting cut in half at the magic show – because I can truly only move one half of my body.
I went ”back” to yoga – and my back was having none of it. Even Child’s Pose was painful.
I went to my GP – he said – we could do an MRI – maybe some shots and then surgery.
I said no thank you.
I bought the trapeze.
I looked at it for 3 weeks.
I installed it – inside so fearful that at 40 I had done so much damage to my back that I might not be able to EVEN DO IT. Given how short I am, I climbed on my little painted stool, leaned back – and finally was able to breathe.
I felt my circulation in my body.
I felt my neck let go.
I could look around – ALL around.
My legs get a little numb from wrapping them to tight in the swing – so I have been working on that. But in the morning and evening, I swing, for 7-10 minutes. Then I rest in the swing, fully open, and it feels like a cradle. I love this product. I cried after my first use – because it was the first time I could move freely in almost a year. I have 2 sisters who have the VERY same back issues.
I have sent them your link – if I could afford to buy them for them I would – I would buy them for EVERYONE!!
– Katrin Haldeman (Yoga Student)