Hammock The Art Of Relaxation

With their natural swaying motion, hammocks help you relax, lower your blood pressure, and reduce stress levels. In the great outdoors, there is nothing more relaxing than hanging in your hammock, gazing up at the sky.

Hammocks can be set up in just two minutes. You don’t even need a big plot of land to set up camp. You just need a hammock, tree straps, and carabiners.

Find a comfortable spot between two trees and you’re good to go. The camping experience is more relaxing than all the crowded campsites.

Any backpacking or hiking adventure is complete without a hammock. Lightweight and compact, they do not take up much space in your backpack.

With the trees straps attached, most hammocks weigh less than 2 pounds and can support 400 pounds or more!

In many studies, hammocks have been proven to assist a person in getting to sleep faster as well as get a deeper sleep.

Hammocks rock naturally, helping you drift deeper into REM sleep and helping you to battle insomnia. 

Wikipedia says: a hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two or more points, used for swinging, sleeping, or resting.   

Why is relaxation important?

When you feel the weight of productivity on your shoulders, your whole life may feel squeezed. Quarantine measures might have felt like pulling the emergency brakes on a runaway train. 

We have gained a new perspective during this time. It was obvious that people struggled with the idea of relaxing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The questions people asked were, What can I do with this time? What new skills can I Learn? How many books can I read?

When they finally had time to think about it, they could not grasp the concept. Stop, think and relax for a moment. It costs nothing.

Photo by Omid Armin

3 simple steps to relax

  1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Remove all technology
  3. Lie down, close your eyes and concentrate on slow deep breaths

Buying a hammock online

Step 1 – Hammock trees or hammock stand

First, you need to decide where you will hang it.

If you have trees, make sure you order a hammock that is shorter than the distance between them so you don’t end up touching the ground.

You can always put your hammock on a hammock stand, added bonus you can put it wherever you want!

What’s the best place to put a hammock? Arching down the side Gazebo or Pergola type structure has to be the coolest option.

Step 2 – Hammock style

Hammocks come in two varieties, the Brazilian Classic Hammock and the Spreader Bar Hammock. Although they offer slightly different benefits, both are worth considering.

The Brazilian hammock wraps around you, which makes it more comfortable and cozy.

Hammocks with Spreader Bars look more inviting in the garden, and since they are spread out, they are great for reading and sunbathing.

More styling options include frilly bits, mesh hammocks (think bounty chocolate bar advert), more different materials, big one’s small ones, you get the picture.

Step 3 – What’s your favourite colour?

It’s now up to you to choose a color. Hammocks come in a variety of colours, and some come with stripes, some with tie-dye, and some just come in one color.

Choosing this part is almost impossible as they all look so beautiful and we have found that the brighter the hammock, the more appealing it is.

Don’t worry if you get the wrong colour, cheap as chips these days, just buy another and swap ’em around every week.

There you have it. Everything you need to buy a hammock. Simple, cheap, and totally relaxing.

36 Hammock types

A wide variety of hammocks for comfort in your backyard space, in your home, study, office, spare room… but probably not the kitchen.

  1. Camping Hammock
  2. Comfortable Hammock
  3. Classic Rope Hammock
  4. Colorful Hammock
  5. Double Hammock
  6. Hanging Chair
  7. Hammock For Sleeping
  8. Mesh Hammock
  9. Stylish Hammock
  10. Padded Hanging Chair
  11. Freestanding Hammock
  12. Handmade Hammock
  13. Rope Hammock
  14. Quilted Hammock
  15. Poolside Hammock
  16. Mayan Hammock
  17. Nicaraguan Hammocks
  18. Brazilian Hammocks
  19. Tree Hammocks
  20. Swing Chairs
  21. Portable Folding Hammock
  22. Hammock with Canopy
  23. TearDrop Hammock
  24. Spreader Bar Hammocks
  25. Two-Person Hammock
  26. Reversible Hammock
  27. Weatherproof hammock
  28. Cotton hammocks
  29. Polyester hammocks
  30. Nylon hammocks
  31. Childrens hammocks
  32. Single hammock
  33. Travel hammock
  34. Hammock chair
  35. Jungle hammocks
  36. Mojave Hammock

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Hammock F.A.Q.

What is a hammock stand?

In a hammock stand, you can simply hook your hammock over a wooden post or metal stand and unhook it again. Hammock stands can measure up to 10 feet long and 5 feet wide. Allows you to use your hammock without the need for trees.

What is the origin of the hammock?

The 19th-century author V.H. Pogue attributed the invention of the hammock to Athenian politician Alcibiades, c. 404 BC. The assumption was based on Plutarch’s account of Alcibiades’ galley bed, which was hung by ropes.

Why did sailors use hammocks?

The hammock was used by sailors for a comfortable sleep aboard ship, rather than sleeping on a hard, wet and dirty deck. In addition to maximizing space, the hammock provided relaxation.