How To Get Into A Hammock

Posted by Steven Barnhart on 26th Aug 2015


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There is a wrong way and a right way to get into a hammock, however before you attempt the mount or dismount there are some important considerations for your optimal comfort:

1. Make sure the hammock is the right size for you and that it is not too small.

2. Make sure the hammock is properly secured to a sturdy support.

The first step is to approach the hammock at the center with your back to the bed, next grasp the hammock with your left and right hand and pull it into the back of your legs and slowly sit down.

Now you are ready to swing your legs inside the hammock, from this position you can now make your final adjustments up or down for optimal comfort and relaxation.

To get out of the hammock simply repeat the process in reverse.

If it is a mayan type or Brazilian style hammock the ideal position is slightly diagonal.