Making you yoga practice fun, innovative and exciting using a Yoga Wheel!
Yes that’s right ! Practicing Yoga on wheels can help you immensely in back-bends. Once you get comfortable using these yoga wheels, you can explore various other core-strengthening and balancing poses and have some fun with this unique, innovative and exciting Yoga prop!
Here are a few asanas that can be practiced on Yoga Wheels.
Matsyasana or Fish Pose
Lean back over the wheel and stretch your legs out in front. With your upper back resting on the wheel, spread your arms on either side and relax! Let the chest expand with every inhalation.
You can also stretch your hands back, bend the elbows and grip the wheel with both hands.
Sethu Bandhasana or Bridge Pose
Maneuver the wheel so it can support your back as you lift for Sethu Bandhasana. Rest your shoulders on the mat and stretch the hands forward towards the ankle or hold the wheel from either side. Allow the mid &lower back and sit bones to rest on the wheel. You can bend the knees outward to adjust, improve balance and stay longer in the pose.
Kapotasana or Full Pigeon Pose
The wheel can help you get into a full pigeon pose with ease. Start from Virasana and rest your back on the wheel. With your elbows bent (pointing back), reach out and hold the wheel with both the hands. Rest in this back-bend and inhale deeply!
Hanumanasana or Straight Split
Place the wheel under the ankle of the front leg (the back leg stretched as in a split) and slowly shift your weight back over the pelvis. Adjust the wheel accordingly to get into a deeper stretch.
Core Strengthening Exercises
You can also use the wheel to balance in Virabhadrasana (Warrior 1), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Full wheel pose), Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm stand), Vrschikasana (Scorpion), etc and also try and use it for core-strengthening exercises like balancing one leg on the wheel in a Plank and moving in and out from Downward Dog to Plank.
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