Yoga Trapeze yoga swing

I love yoga.  I love yoga.  I love yoga.  I almost typed “I love Yoda.”  That’s a totally different love, and a little weird, but one I will not deny.  I just want to put him in a baby sling and carry him around all day while he dispenses sage advice.  He might not appreciate being treated like an infant.  Maybe a piggyback is more his speed.  That post is for another day.

Today, I’m feeling the love of yoga.

I have been practicing it on and off for over 20 years.  Lately, it’s more off than on.  Whenever I start up after a hiatus, I always look back and wonder why on earth I ever put it on hold.  Nothing feels better than beginning and ending the day with core-strengthening and muscle-lengthening stretches.  It makes all the chaos of the world manageable, invites deep sleep and helps define a time for prayer, so that I can go about my life in a state of rest and reassurance.  Why not do something that awesome everyday?

Because life gets in the way sometimes, that’s why.  It shouldn’t get in the way of being healthy since ignoring your health will shorten and diminish your quality of life.  I’m guilty of putting my health on the back burner.  You?

For me,  yoga happens at home when I can fit it in between teaching, cleaning, cooking, sewing, gardening and blogging, among other obligations.  I enjoy yoga mat simplicity, but I sometimes feel I’m missing out on some deep stretching and strengthening.

Enter the Yoga Trapeze!

yoga trapeze yoga swing


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When I first saw this yoga swing in action, I was hooked!  A friend of mine, April of Apefit, was tagged in a video on Facebook so I got to see how it worked.  She is an inspiring, beautiful fitness guru in the Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey area.  When she told me how much she loved it, I knew it would be in my future.

Apefit with the Yoga Trapeze - the simple hive
April of Apefit

Yes, she really is that beautiful and nice, too!

The Yoga Trapeze increases upper body strength, builds a powerful core and acts as inversion therapy for your spine.  The bonus is you get to hang around like kid on monkey bars in the privacy of your own home!  A win all around.

image courtesy of Apefit


The cool part about the Yoga Trapeze is that you can try it before you buy it!  For $1, you can try it out for 30 days.  You’ll receive the trapeze, instant access to online videos, a pose chart and an E-book with 108 juice recipes.  Check it out!

For more fitness inspiration, visit Apefit.  April has a huge volume of inspirational sunsets to soothe the soul.  While your there, be sure to check out her new gift bags!  They’re like a calorie-free fortune cookie.  Pass along some love and encouragement to someone today.

Namaste, Live Long and Prosper (not the right movie for my Yoda love), Don’t Worry Be Happy, Hakuna Matata and Peace out!

P.S.  If you happen to drive by and see me hanging from the swing set on my yoga trapeze, there’s nothing to see here.  Move along.


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