For those who have never used a Yoga Wheel, it is a circularly shaped prop that is designed to stretch, release tension and improve flexibility. Yoga Wheel is meant for anyone and everyone, from a Yoga novice to pro runner. Find out why it’s time to add Wheel Yoga into your workout arsenal!
Nail Those Difficult Stretches Safely
Have you look scroll through your social media feed and see backbend poses you think you will never achieve? Scratch the word never off your list as Wheel Yoga will help you ease into those deep backbend poses. Most importantly, it will be a safe process that ensures that you don’t injure yourself in the process to deepen your practice!
Think of the Wheel as scaffolding for your body – it can help keep you upright and lends the support that’s lacking during these traditional poses without props.
Master That Split
Incorporating Wheel Yoga into your Yoga routine is a great way to improve your flexibility. By using the Wheel consistently throughout your practice, eventually your body will gain more mobility and flexibility. The prop gives you the confidence to go into an even deeper stretch than you normally could, allowing you to move your body in ways you never could before. Splits? Consider them mastered!
For those who seek greater challenges, Wheel Yoga has something to offer as well. The prop serves as an unstable surface that will help challenge your balance and core strength. Balancing on the wheel and still maintaining proper form throughout the movement demands a lot of your core—making the Wheel a great tool for training core stability.
Relieve Those Sore Spots
When you are in pain you may not want to work up a big sweat. But you may want to put your painkiller down. Practising gentle poses in Wheel Yoga is a great way to relieve those aches and sores around your body!
It’s also brilliant for easing back pain and works wonders to massage the length of your spine. The Wheel works great with the natural curvature of your spine, rather than a square firm foundation of a block. This can help you roll out to deeper positions more comfortably.
Roll Out Those Hunch Shoulders & Back
Most of us are desk-bound from 9-5 during our working hours. This means that a big part of our day is spent in a hunched forward position either in front of a desktop or on a phone.
Wheel Yoga is amazing at ironing out those tight knots and releasing that tension. It extends your spine and opens up your chest in the opposite position you are in all day. Next time your spine is feeling tight, wheel it right open for a little bit of relief. This nifty prop is not only gaining popularity in the Yoga sphere but also in athletics, because of the way it can counteract those knots.