Yoga Instructor Anshuka Parwani Shares The Uses And Benefits Of The Yoga Wheel

A yoga wheel is a versatile piece of equipment that has many uses (Image: Shutterstock)

Basically all you need is a yoga mat and the right technique to reap the benefits of practicing yoga.

Being one of the most convenient and effective forms of exercise you can incorporate into your routine, most yoga poses don’t require any equipment. Basically all you need is a yoga mat and the right technique to reap the benefits of practicing yoga.

But, if you are a beginner and find it difficult to maintain good form or want to get better flexibility, you can use a yoga wheel. A yoga wheel is a versatile piece of equipment that has many uses.

Shedding light on yoga equipment, yoga expert Anshuka Parwani, who has trained several B-City celebrities, shared an informative post on her Instagram page.

According to Anshuka, the yoga wheel is not a new accessory or piece of equipment that has been invented recently. The wheel was first designed in 1978 to help relax back muscles, support back arch and realign posture while practicing yoga.

It is a simple piece of equipment in the form of a narrow wheel usually made of plastic, cork or a combination of materials.

Now that we know what exactly a yoga wheel is, let’s take a look at some of its uses and benefits. While demonstrating the uses of a yoga wheel through pictures, Anshuka also detailed the benefits of incorporating the equipment in a quick note.

  • When used correctly, a yoga wheel can help you perform stretching exercises that are otherwise difficult to perform.
  • Each yoga asana has a specific form that must be learned to reap the benefits. Now, as some yoga poses can be complex, the yoga wheel can be used to maintain an upright position and provide support to the body.
  • The yoga wheel not only improves the flexibility of the pose, but also helps to improve it steadily, minimizing the risk of injury.
  • The equipment can also be used to massage your body and relieve muscle pain. Targeting a particular muscle or muscle group by rolling the wheel under it can help strengthen it and maintain good overall posture during asanas.

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