In addition to the typical props (blocks, bolsters, and blankets), Yoga Wheel is one of the very useful props that provide great help during your Yoga practice. It is specifically designed to open the chest, relax the back muscles, align the spine, stretch the hip flexors and provide support in various asanas (poses). You can incorporate it in various poses, from warrior pose to the split, headstand, shoulder stand, hero pose, wheel pose and so on. So this provides more versatility in the practice and can help a beginner to achieve challenging poses easier.
Nail Those Challenging Poses Safely
By using a yoga wheel, you will feel more secure to go deeper into the poses (e.g. back bend) with the thought of something supporting you. You can make slow natural progress into a certain pose than forcing to go into it beyond your current level of flexibility. The wheel helps to keep you upright and lends the support, which can prevent incorrect body alignment and injuries occur from the inappropriate posture. It is a useful prop for both beginners and advanced practitioners and also it is actually a simple and safe way of easing people to attempt a more challenging pose.
A strong core is key to long-lasting yoga practice. It protects not only the lower back and spine, but it also helps to perfect those difficult asanas (poses). A strong core is made up of the larger muscle groups and the tiny accessory muscles and stabilizer muscles. So when working on various balancing poses, the use of yoga wheel will enhance and develop strong core strength.
The use of yoga wheel can help to develop stability and strength and provides balance to supplement your practice. It gives you the needed support and safety while getting your muscles to be familiar with the movements and absorbs the burden from sensitive body parts when you are balancing.
We all know it is important to hold a pose for a substantial amount of time to let the benefits of the posture to settle in. However, your body may get fatigued and collapse. So with the help of yoga wheel, it can assist your muscles as they fatigue during the poses, allowing you to build the stamina to eventually improve your endurance.
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