The act of suspension is hanging the human body from (or partially from) hooks pierced through the flesh in various places around the body.Yesterday I was invited to a private event unlike anything I have ever experienced. The crew from Stay Classy Suspensions, founded by William Danger Robinson, would assist and facilitate a 2 point chest suspension for their friend Matt. Matt had decided for his 35th birthday to push the human experience and attempt his first full chest suspension.
While these images may be hard for some to look at, I found the entire process and experience exhilarating, peaceful and quite beautiful. In my brief encounter with Matt, I found him to be an intelligent, intense, gentle, and humble man. The excitement for his upcoming journey was very evident. And while I could clearly sense his anticipation, there was a calm and confidence in his eyes that was admirable. Matt is truly one of the most courageous cats I have met in some time and I congratulate him for his strength, bravery and success in his first chest suspension.
“There are many different reasons to suspend, from pure adrenaline or endorphin rush, to conquering ones fears, to trying to reach a new level of spiritual consciousness and everything in between. In general, people suspend to attain some sort of “experience”.
Some people are seeking the opportunity to discover a deeper sense of themselves and to challenge pre-determined belief systems which may not be true. Some are seeking a rite of passage or a spiritual encounter to let go of the fear of not being whole or complete inside their body.
Others are looking for control over their body, or seek to prove to themselves that they are more than their bodies, or are not their bodies at all. Others simply seek to explore the unknown.(Suspension.org) “