INSTALLATION GUIDE

GENERAL GUIDE

Installing your aerial equipment

Our company provides X-mount plugs for the installation of your aerial gear.
Every X-mount is installed with two concrete anchors on the ceiling and can withstand 1000 Kg each.
Our equipment is suitable for concrete ceilings and are fully secure if installed by a specialist.
If you have any other type of ceiling, please contact us, so we can consult you accordingly.

INSTALLATION
Recommended to be performed by an experienced tool user.
Mark the points where the x-mount will be placed using a pencil. Drill the holes using the suitable drill and use the hammer to push the anchors all the way inside the ceiling. When the anchors are set well on the ceiling, tighten the nut with the appropriate wrench.

It is noted that for Aerial Yoga-Pilates the distance between the two support points should be 50-60cm (shoulder to shoulder width).

TOOLS REQUIRED:

  • Ladder
  • Vacuum cleaner (used while drilling the ceiling to avoid eye contamination or dust on the floor)
  • Percussion drill for concrete (10mm)
  • Wrench (17mm)
  • Hammer

NOTES:
1. Use of concrete resin is highly recommended when the concrete is unsound. This procedure is not essential for normal concrete, but can be used for extra security.
2. In cases of plasterboards or other suspended ceilings, further examination is necessary, as the installation differs per individual case.
3. In case you need to move your equipment to a different mounting point, you can purchase 2 new plugs for each x-mount, remove the base (x-mount) from the old ones and reinstall it. Old plugs that may protrude from the ceiling can be cut with a wheel and the holes can be repaired so no marks are left.

Height adjustment of your aerial equipment

You can adjust the height of your equipment using daisy chains or rope.
Hang your equipment at any height required, depending on the user’s height.
For Aerial Yoga and Aerial Sling, the hammock must be set to 70-90cm from the floor (at the waist level).
For Aerial Pilates and Kids Aerial Yoga, the hammock must be set to 30-50cm from the floor.
For Bungee Fitness, the equipment must be set to 70-90cm from the floor (at the waist level).
1. Adjusting on daisy chains – put the daisy chain through or around the respective mounting point (link, mount, beam, tree, etc.) and then pass the end through the last loop of the other end and tighten. Our daisy chain has a number of loops, providing you with many attachment points for your equipment.
2. Adjusting on rope – Fold the rope in half, pass it through or around the respective mounting point and pass again through the loop that has been created. Tighten well and make simple basic knots to create different height levels for your equipment.

CAUTION!

Check the equipment (ropes or daisy chans) every 3 months for possible damages from frequent use and replace if needed, due to intense friction. Any visible damage needs immediate replacement.

Care of our fabrics

Our company provides the authentic Aerial Yoga fabric (100% nylon 40 denier tricot 85 gsm-Low Stretch) and Aerial Dance-Acrobatics / (Tissus 100% polyester-Medium Stretch). Because of their material, these fabrics are very sensitive to high temperatures. Because of their material, these fabrics are very sensitive to high temperatures.
Wash them by hand or in a washing machine at 30 degrees without fabric softener as it may affect the fabric elasticity.

Ironing and drying in the dryer is forbidden!
Avoid direct exposure to the sun for drying, as this can affect the color of your swing over time – it dries quickly in any shady place.

AERIAL YOGA PILATES

Hammock preparation

Spread the fabric on the floor.
Fold the fabric in half.
Holding the fabric from both ends, slowly gather the ends in your hands using your fingers.
Follow the same procedure for the other side of the fabric.
After gathering the fabric, stretch both ends thoroughly. Be careful of the middle section of the fabric, it should not be too loose.
Form a thin straight line of fabric in order to easily tie the hammock.

NOTE
For greater convenience, the procedure can be carried out by two people.
It is strictly prohibited to have zippers or jewelry (or any other sharp object), as this may cause damage to the fabric. The company Salachi will not take any responsibility on damages caused by such usage.

yoga pilates

Tying methods

Here are two easy ways to tie the Aerial Yoga hammock:
1. with ropes
2. with a knot directly through the carabiner.

NOTE
The first method has two advantages compared with the second method.
Because of the tying method using ropes, the tying point not only decays less in time, but also the knot requires much less fabric (about 20cm from each end), than the tying method using a carabiner (the knot takes about 60cm from each edge).

Hammock placement

For spaces with up to 3M ceiling

Distance of hammock center >>1.2M from side walls
Distance of hammock center >>1.5M front / rear walls
Distance from hammock center to hammock center >>1.5M

CAUTION!
These distances differ for higher ceilings. Tell us the specifications of the space you plan to install it, in order to advise you on the recommended distance for safe and comfortable use and for the number of hammocks that your space can support.

NOTE
The distances mentioned are applcable if the hammocks are put in a zigzag manner. If the hammocks are mounted one behind another or one next to the other, the following distances should be respected.
– Distance of hammock center >-1.2M center from side walls
– Distance of hammock center >-1.5M center from front / rear walls
– Distance of hammock center from the next center (one behind another) >-1.8M
– Distance of hammock center from another center (next to each other)>> 1.3M
Recommended installation is in zigzag manner.
Ideally, all the hammocks should be facing the instructor.

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AERIAL SLING

Relative equipment for your practice

The Aerial sling Hammock or Swing belongs to the category of aerial acrobatics and is greatly influenced by Trapeze. The use of a longer hammock-swing is quite widespread, as it can be related to Aerial Yoga, the acrobatic arts and Aerial Dance.
The Aerial sling may be static or rotating and its difference from the Aerial Yoga is that it ideally requires an adequate height (3.5M and above) to perform the exercises and drops.
You can use our readymade Aerial Yoga hammocks (4M or 5M), or obtain any specific length hammock suits your needs from our online store. For good practice it is recommended that the distance from center to center is at least 2M to all directions.

EQUIPMENT:
You will need an x-mount on the ceiling or a rigging point that is capable of withstanding enough weight, a daisy chain or rope to adjust the height of your equipment, a 360° rotary swivel for extensive mobility, a rigging plate to create a distance between the two ends of the swing and four aluminum safety carabiners (aluminum or steel) to join all parts together. Refer to the picture on how to assemble.

CAUTION!

Very strong mounts are required as there is great pressure applied while performing all exercises, especially for the exercise of the drops.

aerial sling

AERIAL DANCE AND ACROBATICS

Relative equipment for your practice

The Aerial sling Hammock or Swing belongs to the category of aerial acrobatics and is greatly influenced by Trapeze. The use of a longer hammock-swing is quite widespread, as it can be related to Aerial Yoga, the acrobatic arts and Aerial Dance. The Aerial sling may be static or rotating and its difference from the Aerial Yoga is that it ideally requires an adequate height (3.5M and above) to perform the exercises and drops. You can use our readymade Aerial Yoga hammocks (4M or 5M), or obtain any specific length hammock suits your needs from our online store. For good practice it is recommended that the distance from center to center is at least 2M to all directions.

EQUIPMENT:
You will need an x-mount on the ceiling or a rigging point that is capable of withstanding enough weight, a daisy chain or rope to adjust the height of your equipment, a 360° rotary swivel for extensive mobility, a rigging plate to create a distance between the two ends of the swing and four aluminum safety carabiners (aluminum or steel) to join all parts together. Refer to the picture on how to assemble.

CAUTION!

Very strong mounts are required as there is great pressure applied while performing all exercises, especially for the exercise of the drops.

BUNGEE FITNESS

Relative equipment for your practice

Bungee Fitness combines high intensity gymnastics, dance and aerobic exercise in an original and fun way. The practice is performed with Bungee Jumping and climbing equipment. Trainees hung from the ceiling, and through a special class, which is performed in various directions, even vertically on the wall, have the ability to defy gravity and safely suspend as the bungee cords are adjusted according to the weight of the trainee. Thanks to the support provided by the Bungee cords, some difficult exercises can be performed with great ease and safety, while due to the resistance of the cords it is much more efficient workout method compared to other types of exercise.
For good practice at least 2.5M distance from the center in all directions is required, or if placed vertically 2M wall distance from the center of each trainee to provide mobility in 180° mobility.
You can choose one of our ready-kits, but also obtain additional cords depending on your weight +/- 10kg for your Bungee kit. You can also increase the durability or resistance that some exercises require by adding or removing cords.

EQUIPMENT:
You will need an x-mount on the ceiling or rigging point capable of withstanding enough weight, a 360 ° rotary swivel for extensive mobility, a daisy chain or rope to adjust the height of your equipment, and three aluminum or steel safety carabiners to assemble all the parts together. Refer to the picture on how to assemble. Refer to the picture on how to assemble.

CAUTION!

It requires very strong mounting, since there is great pressure applied when performing exercises.

 

SENSORY SWING

Relative equipment for your practice

Sensory Swing is another tool of occupational therapy. Using the occupational therapy hammock, the child will be strengthening the upper and lower ends, gain better posture control, improve balance reactions and kinematic design while trying to balance and pass from one fabric layer to another. The large size of the hammock allows full mobility, while simultaneously ensuring the desired safety.
Our occupational therapy hammock is created from the soft Aerial Yoga fabric (100% nylon 40 denier tricot 85 gsm) and is consisted by three layers of fabric in size 2.8M X 2.8M. It has built in daisy loops on the edges and four steel safety carabiners for easy transport and installation. In ideal conditions 9M² (3M X 3M) of space and 2.7M height ceiling is required.

EQUIPMENT:
Four x-mounts can be mounted on the ceiling, or a rigging point able to withstand enough weight, four daisy chains or ropes to adjust the height of the Swing (as it can be used by all ages and especially by children) and four aluminum or steel carabiners to join the Sensory Swing with sdaisy chains or ropes.

sensory swing

RELAXING HAMMOCKS

The hammock serves as a means of relaxation that can accompany you everywhere at home, in the park, on a beach, on a mountain!
The fact that it is made from the original Aerial Yoga fabric (100% nylon 40 denier tricot 85 gsm) makes it highly anatomical and especially “breezy” for long and comfortable use, thanks to the beneficial properties of the fabric (elastic, porous composition that helps your hammock “breath”).
Its XL size (2.8MX4M) makes it ideal for relaxing, while at the same time it can be easily transferred anyplace easily, because of its light weight and small volume (20cmX25cmX5cm) of the packaging.
Ιt can be pleasantly used by all ages and in addition for aerial exercise lovers, it can turn into a Suburb Aerial Yoga or Stretching hammock so you can practice with a flick!
Fabric durability up to 1000Kg!

EQUIPMENT:
You will need your hammock, two carabiners, two ropes (2x3M least) or two webbing straps (2X2.5M) for quick installation in trunks and adjusting length from point to point.
You can always place your relaxing hammock at home or in any indoor place. The installation is situated only in solid columns and will require only two x-mounts.Additionally it can be installed outdoors in a garden, pergola or any structure that is solid.

relaxing hammocks

Installation Guide

PAYMENT-DELIVERY

WHICH ARE THE METHODS OF PAYMENT AND DELIVERY? CAN I PAY WITH INSTALLMENTS? IS THERE A POSSIBILITY TO PAY IN LOANS

There are many payment methods available. You can make your orders through our e-shop, quickly, easily and with safety, by paying on delivery, via credit/debit card or Paypal.
If you wish, you can receive your equipment from our premises in Athens by paying cash or pre-paying with a deposit to our bank account, with credit card or via Paypal.
Those who prefer the traditional method, can call us at +30 213 028 6269 (Monday-Friday 11.00-17.00), for any information or order.
Payment with installments is possible only via credit card, up to six (6) installments.

WHAT KIND OF CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Debit cards for full payment (Visa and MasterCard) and for installments only credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Deposit account:
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Beneficiary: CHRISTOPOULOS NIKOS
IBAN: GR 91011 0721 0000 0721 4201 5584

DO YOU HAVE AN ACTUAL SHOP?

If you live in Athens, you can visit us at Kato Petralona, see our products in person and purchase your equipment. We will gladly assist you!
Address: Str. Nefelis 37th & Praxiou 18th corner (near the train station ISAP, Petralona)
Working hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 17.00
Phone number: +30 213 028 6269

IS IT POSSIBLE TO RETURN OR CHANGE A PRODUCT?

Possible requests for returns or product changes are accepted within 3 days from the delivery.
If, for any reason, you wish to change any hardware or fabric (does not apply to Tie Dye fabrics, since they are handmade), you can do it with your own return and post charges.
If the reason for returning the product is due to our own mistake, our company is responsible for the return charges of the previous package and the delivery of the new one.
Our company Salachi reviews each product before its delivery and it is not responsible for any damage done after its use.
However, please check your package upon delivery and in case there is any problem, please contact us right away, through phone, facebook messenger, instagram direct or e-mail.

Money return is not possible except from very special cases, upon cancellation.

IN HOW MANY DAYS WILL I RECEIVE MY PACKAGE (ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME)?

For Greece: 1-3 working days

For Cyprus: 1-2 working days with express delivery by plane or 5-7 working days with marine transportation (all the details concerning shipping to Cyprus are mentioned below – e.g see question “Do you conduct deliveries to Cyprus?”)

For countries of European Union (EU), 4-15 working days. This is the economic service for international package delivery from Greece, to countries of the European Union (EU) by road transport (except from Cyprus, Albania and Bulgaria which are covered by other services)

EU-Zone 1: 4-9 working days

EU-Zone 2: 5-10 working days

EU-Zone 3: 5-15 working days

The detailed boards which present the destination countries per zone, are mentioned on the ACS Courier website.

*In all cases there is the possibility of checking deliveries via the online package tracking system, track and trace, during all stages of the shipping, through the ACS Courier website.

**Shipping delivery from Greece is conducted on a daily basis. The estimated delivery time is indicative and delays are possible depending on the transportation until the final destination. Deliveries and delivery time to international destinations, mainly concern deliveries to main cities and to the address of the receiver. In case of deliveries outside cities or in remote areas / destinations of any country, and in cases where there is no exact address, the time and manner of delivery of these shipments may be modified (according to the delivery criteria of the transport companies cooperating in each country or their representatives). Package deliveries to Cyprus, to the isolated or difficult to approach areas (D1, D2, D3), need additional delivery time 1-5 working days. The Postal Codes of these areas are mentioned on the website of ACS Courier.

***As working days are considered Monday to Friday, except from national or local public holidays. As a full day is considered the whole duration of a day from 00.01 to 23.59, while the delivery is usually conducted during the working hours of a business (for Greece applies the working eight-hour shift, 9.00am – 17.00pm).

****International shipping may incur additional shipping costs; the customer is responsible for any import tax or customs fees.

DO YOU SHIP IN CYPRUS?

Our company Salachi™ has provided and continues on counting hundreds of studios, gyms and private clients, receiving positive feedback concerning the quality of the equipment and the excellent service, in Greece and Cyprus.

For package delivery to Cyprus you have two options*:

Economic International Shipments Service ACS Courier: We can conduct very economic package deliveries to Cyprus via marine transportation. The delivery time is estimated between 5 to 7 working daysfrom the moment we receive your final approval for each order.

International Express Service ACS Courier:
For urgent deliveries, in case you need your equipment immediately, we can send you the package by plane with additional charge. In this case, the estimated time is between 1 to 2 working days from the moment we receive your final approval for each order.

*In both cases you can use the electronic track and trace system through the webpage of ACS Courier.

**The delivery cost is estimated according to the weight of your final order.

***Deliveries and delivery time to international destinations, mainly concern deliveries to main cities and to the address of the receiver. Package deliveries to Cyprus, to the isolated or difficult to approach areas (D1, D2, D3), need additional delivery time 1-5 working days. The Postal Codes of these areas are mentioned on the website of ACS Courier. In case the client wishes faster delivery, there is the possibility of choosing an additional service for immediate delivery to the areas of Cyprus that are not easily accessed (the same or the next day of delivery in Cyprus depending on the arrival time) with additional charge.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PICK UP MY PACKAGE ON TIME FROM ACS COURIER?

In case you do not pick up your package on time, it is returned to us.

Parcels remain at the closest ACS delivery point for up to 6 working days from the moment they arrive near your area. At that time, ACS also sends the first SMS informing you of its arrival. If you need us to re-send your order, you will be charged with any extra shipping costs. If you need to cancel your order, please inform us in time (within 24 hours).

HOW CAN I CANCEL AN ORDER?

In case you need to cancel your order please do so within 24 hours. Contact us via e-mail, Facebook messenger, Instagram direct or by phone at 213 028 6269, Monday to Friday 11.00-17.00.

RETAIL-WHOLESALE

Ι AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING MANY HAMMOCKS FOR A BUSINESS!

Please send us a floor-plan with dimensions (length, width, height), as well as photos from your space, including your ceiling, in order to calculate the best way to install your equipment. In addition, we can advise you on which equipment is suitable for you and provide you with a price package.
The above refers to Aerial Yoga-Pilates hammocks, as well as Bungee Fitness equipment, Aerial Slings, Aerial Dance & Acrobatics equipment, Sensory Swings.

 

Ι OWN A BUSINESS. CAN I HAVE AN INVOICE?

Of course you can! Please send us your full invoice info with your order
(Name of Business, Profession, Tax Registration Number or VAT NUMBER for Cyprus and countries in E.U., Tax Office, Address, City, Phone Number).

GENERAL GUIDE

HOW DO I WASH MY HAMMOCK?

The hammock is washed in the washing machine, at 30 degrees or by hand, in lukewarm water. The use of fabric softener is not recommended, since it can damage the elasticity of the fabric. In order to dry it up, we leave it under the sun but not for many hours, since the sunlight might discolor it. It is dried up easily even at a shady location.
Do not use a dryer, since the fabric loses its properties when it is exposed to high temperatures.
WARNING:
Remove the carabiners before washing your hammock. Do not iron your hammock.

 

HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD I WASH MY HAMMOCK?

There is no rule for this case.
If you own a studio, it is recommended that you wash your hammocks frequently, since they are sullied, due to the regular use from the trainees (make-up, sweat etc.). According to that, the frequency of washing, is based on your own judgement.
In case you are a private owner, it is expected to wash your hammock more rarely, since it is only used by you.
When your hammocks are not used, we recommend that you air them out properly and to avoid storing them in closed spaces that are not ventilated.

IS SALACHI HEMP YOGA MAT WASHABLE? HOW DO I CARE FOR IT?

Salachi Hemp Yoga Mat is meant to be washed and dried in a shady place very easily, but if you need to maintain it daily we suggest a tip for a pleasant antibacterial: tea tree and lavender essential oil diluted in water – spray and clean with a clean cloth.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

CAN YOU INSTALL MY EQUIPMENT?

Of course, but only for orders within Athens district. The cost of a hammock setup is 50€, and it is conducted upon request. The installation is done by the technical staff of the company CGN. Unfortunately we do not take on setups, outside the area of Athens.

 

CAN I SET UP THE EQUIPMENT BY MYSELF?

It is not challenging to conduct the setup on your own, if you know how to use tools or know someone with basic knowledge and a hammer drill. Below, you can see the links to the setup guide. In addition, you can watch some assisting videos on our Youtube channel:https://salachi.com/aerial/Salachi_Instructions.pdf https://www.youtube.com/salachi

https://salachi.com/aerial/Salachi_Instructions.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/salachi

CAN I HANG MY HAMMOCK ON ANY CEILING I WANT?

Ideally the specifications of the ceiling that we recommend for aerial yoga practice are 2.7M-3M concrete ceiling.
However, we have made installations on ceiling with minimum height up to 2.5M. In such a case the range of exercises you can conduct is limited.
Our plugs are suitable for concrete ceilings. In case you have another kind of ceiling (suspended ceiling, wooden, special construction etc), please inform us, in order to recommend the proper equipment for the right setup.

THE PLACE I LIVE IN IS NOT MY OWN, I RENT IT. I RENT IT. IS IT EASY TO REMOVE THE PLUGS AND CLOSE ANY HOLES ON THE CEILING? WILL I BE ABLE TO USE THEM AGAIN?

Our mounts are easily removed and are reusable.
In case you want to move your equipment you can purchase new plugs.
To take the old plugs out, you can cut them with a spindle and this specific area can be fixed with stucco. In this way, you will face no issues with the owner of your house.

EQUIPMENT

WHICH IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ROPE AND THE DAISY CHAIN? IS THE DAISY CHAIN SAFER THAN THE ROPE?

The height of your equipment is adjusted through the daisy chain or rope.
Both are equally safe, so it is actually a matter of your own aesthetic preference among other differences.
The only major difference is that with the rope you need to make knots on your own in order to adjust the height, while the daisy chain has already standard rigging points.

WARNING:
Check the rope or the daisy chain frequently for possible damage from regular use and replace frequently. Due to intense friction it often needs replacement.

 

WHAT KIND OF FABRIC DO YOU HAVE?

We provide 2 fabrics: Aerial Yoga – 100% NYLON, of 2.8M width, with low stretch and Aerial Silk/Tissus – 100% Polyester, of 1.48M width with medium stretch.

ARE ALL THE COMPONENTS TO HANG THE FABRIC INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PRICE?;

The Aerial Yoga fabric is available on our e-shop as a single product, but also as part of a full kit. We provide the fabric in a variety of colors. We also have ready kits available, which include all the hardware to set up your equipment.
In the case of the Aerial Dance & Acrobatics, the fabric and the full Aerial Dance & Acrobatics Rigging Kit are sold separately in our e-shop.

I WANT TO PURCHASE THE BUNGEE FITNESS KIT. IS IT SUITABLE FOR ALL MY STUDENTS?

You can purchase our standard kit, which is suitable for people up to 80kg. You can add or remove bungee cords from your kit according to the weight of the trainee. If you need extra bungee cords, you can purchase them separately, in order to adjust the resistance of each Bungee Kit according to the trainee’s weight (+/- 10kg), or the resistance that some exercises require.

QUALITY-SAFETY

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN THE FABRIC HOLD? I AM AFRAID IT MIGHT TEAR APART.

The Aerial Yoga fabric has been tested on 1270 kg breaking load by our suppliers.

It is very durable and it does not tear apart easily. To avoid any kind of damage to the fabric, we take off any accessories before our practice and in general we do not come in contact with the fabric wearing metal objects: zippers, keys etc. In the very unfortunate event of a damaged fabric, do not try to sew it! It is of great importance to know that one of the fabric’s attributes is that any tearing does not continue, so there will be no damaged stitches.

WHY SHOULD I PREFER YOUR PRODUCTS?

For years our company has been providing aerial equipment to hundreds of businesses, such as gyms and studios, while occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychotherapy centers constantly show their preference to our products for specialized use. Our equipment is used as a means of exercise and psychomotor education in private schools and nursery schools. Of course, our clientele also includes private users who wish to exercise in their own space. Our company, Salachi, guarantees the excellent quality of its products in very affordable prices (value for money).

We are so certain of our quality, our good prices, our prompt service but also our low charges in package delivery to Greece and Cyprus, that in case you inform us that you have found a product of the same quality as ours at a lower price, we commit ourselves to offer you this specific product at the same price.

However, it is very important to know for your own safety that very cheap hardware usually lacks quality and durability. Therefore, we strongly advise you to always check the material, the consistency and the breaking strength of the equipment in the description of the product. Salachi hammocks are made of special Aerial Yoga fabric (100% NYLON 40 DENIER TRICOT), while the rest of the rigging or other aerial equipment (eg.bungee fitness) have been tested and approved by our manufacturers and suppliers and by our most strict judges… our clients!

Salachi guarantees both the best price and the best quality! One try will convince you!

SPECIAL CASES

I NEED A VERY BIG FABRIC

We can cut, upon request, as many meters as you need. The price is 23 euros per meter, for the Aerial Yoga fabric – 100% Nylon (low stretch) and 12 euros per meter, for the Aerial Silk/ Tissus – 100% Polyester (medium stretch). Please check the available colors, and in case the current choices do not satisfy you, do not hesitate to contact us through phone, facebook messenger, instagram direct or e-mail. We are willing to help you for possible special orders.

CAN I ORDER A CUSTOM-MADE TIE DYE HAMMOCK?

We can create your own Tie Dye hammock upon request. The only thing you have to do is take a look at the link below and choose the fabric color that will be used a base, the pattern of your desire as well as the dye colors that will be used on top to create the final result of your hammock!

WARNING:
Each Tie Dye fabric is dyed by hand, so they might have slight differences with each other. This is what makes them unique after all! In addition, it is worth mentioning that through digital means (smartphone, pc, tablet, laptop etc), the color performance of the product might differ from reality.