Yoga Wheew is a trendy prop in yoga studio, such as block, strap, blanket, etc...
Its a cylinder made of plastic or wood, wrap around with rubber or cork to get some grip. There are different size of yoga wheel, the most popular size is 12 inches in diameter, which is also good for beginners.
Yoga Wheel is an effective way to open your chest, shoulders, back and hip-flexors in a backbends asana. If you are looking for deeper stretch and achieve your backbends asana, this is useful for practitioners of any level!
What asana can you do with yoga wheel?
- Child pose
- Cat and Cow
- Low Lunge
- Seated Forward Bend
- Gate Pose
- Half Split
- Downward Facing Dog
- Warrior 1
- Warrior 2
- Warrior 3
- Reverse Warrior
- Extended Side Angle
- Half Moon
- Wide-legged Forward Bend
- Upward Facing Dog
What are the benefits of the yoga wheel?
Improve Balance and Stability
Strengthen and Tone Full Body
Help with Inversions
Stretch and Improve Flexibility
Relieves Back Pain
Give support to prevents injury
Is yoga wheel safe?
As always, make sure to warm up first before going into deeper stretch with the yoga wheel. Warm up for 10-15 mins with a few rounds of sun salutation without the yoga wheel. Everyone is different in terms of flexibility, so listen to your body. Think about your Breathing while going into a deep stretch pose, I recommend to always apply your Ujjayi breathing. Enjoy your practice!
If you experience any pain, dizziness, discomfort or difficulty with any of the exercises shown on this website please stop and consult your physician.
Or if you are in Seoul come join my yoga wheel class - check it out here