Yoga wheels are all the rage in the yoga community. For those of you who have not yet experienced them for yourself, the magic may not be fully understood. Yoga wheels are in the spotlight in the yoga scene because they offer an inspiringly diverse range of uses.
For this yoga wheel tutorial, we are using Yoloha’s beautiful Chakras Cork Yoga Wheel which you can snag on their website for $139. Other wheels from Yoloha start at $119.
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Just like a bolster or block feels sooo yummy supporting your spine, yoga wheels can do the same – but offer the added benefit of movement. You can roll the wheel up and down the length of your spinal column to massage the spine, and/or find a static hold of a heart-opening backbend to help counteract the negative effects of hunching over a computer screen, cell phone, or steering wheel all day.
Speaking of heart-opening, yoga wheels also help open your entire front body, from your shoulders, chest and abdomen, and even your hips. This helps alleviate hunching and rounding that contributes to bad posture, and creates more space in these areas for increased range of motion and decreased tension and tightness.
Yoga wheels make a great support system as you work to deepen your practice. They can aid in going deeper in backbends, they help you gain more flexibility, and are also effectively strengthen (all demonstrated in the video tutorial). Looking to cultivate more balance in your yoga practice? The yoga wheel has you covered there too, bridging strength and flexibility for a full mind-body challenge.
Check out the full tutorial here: