Private Suspensions are typically done for the sake of the person suspending whereas public suspensions are done for the sake of the audience. Normally, private suspensions are done for some form of spirituality or personal insight whereas public suspension is primarily entertainment and recreation. Of course, the distinction is not entirely clear in all circumstances.With private suspensions the focus is primarily on the energy the suspendee creates. It allows for a very enriching meditation without the distractions of money and audience or even just trying to explain or justify why you are suspending.