Have you tried a yoga wheel yet? Is flexibility your goal for 2018? Mine too! I borrowed my teacher’s yoga wheel during my yoga teacher training and I absolutely fell in love with it. I don’t use it as much as I should but one of my yoga goals for 2018 is increased flexibility. Therefore, I aim to incorporate the use of a yoga wheel into my daily practice.
What is a yoga wheel?
A yoga wheel is a circular shaped yoga prop that assists with opening the front side of your body, supports in advanced yoga postures, and rolls out the spine. Basically – it’s the bomb-diggity.
What does a yoga wheel do?
- Opens the back, chest, shoulders, hip flexors and quadriceps
- Releases tension in muscles and relaxes tight muscles
- Improves the capacity of the lungs
- Builds core strength & back strength
- Improves flexibility & balance
- Increases flexibility in the spine
- Assist with deep back bend asanas (Hanumanasana (monkey pose), Kapotasana (pigeon), Salamba Sarvangasana to Halasana (Supported shoulder to plow), Double Pincha Mayurasana (Double Forearm Balance), etc.)
Where to buy yoga wheel?
Below is Five of the Best Yoga Wheels You Can Get On Amazon.
- UpCircleSeven Yoga Wheel – durable, able to withstand 550lbs
Promising review: “LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The company sent a little email that has some poses to get me started and it really helped! I have used this wheel SO much. It helps with many stretches, poses, and stabilization. It is really sturdy so you don’t have to worry about it bending or anything as you are using it. Seriously though, get it! The picture I posed is my first time trying this pose with the wheel.
I had never even come close to that before without it!” Emma
Reviews: 380 customer reviews
Rating: 4.7/5 stars
2. Yoga Wheel & Pose Guide by Mindful Yoga – eco-friendly padding that can be recycled up nearly up to 100%
Promising review: “I am obsessed with this yoga wheel – the cushioning is super comfortable for backbends, but also with enough grip to help me attempt handstands. It’s quality-made and super durable, but also not insanely heavy like some yoga wheels. Amazing customer service, as well!! I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking to deepen their practice and improve flexibility!! Plus it’s so much better supporting smaller local/US companies! :)” – Shelbyogi
Reviews: 132 customer reviews
Rating: 4.8/5 stars
3. Peace Yoga Wheel, lightweight and crafted from durable plastic —
Promising review: “I have chronic thoracic pain and purchased this for stretching out my mid and upper back. It arrived in perfect condition. With no prior yoga experience I looked up a few yoga wheel YouTube videos. I hopped on and while my back felt tight, it felt amazing to have something stretch out in such an isolated way this hard to reach spot. In the same session I was doing strength exercises and even did an assisted headstand! When my three kids came home from school (ages 3, 6, 8) they too were all having a blast with this simple fun tool. My eight year old was doing head stands, my six year old was doing backbend kick overs, and my three year old was rolling her spine as well as pikes! This wheel was such great quality at such an accessible price point. So grateful to have it in my home for daily use!” – Jillian Olive
Reviews: 111 customer reviews
Rating: 4.6/5 stars
4. Yoga Wheel by RiseFit, strong, eco-friendly can hold up to 1000 lbs
Promising review: “If you can get this past your three year old you can use it! Immensely durable. Nice quality and can handle the weight. Long shipping time!” – Kimberly Raiser
Reviews: 100 customer review
Rating: 4.4/5 stars
5. Ultimate Dharma Yoga Wheel by Pete’s Choice, convenient, non-slip and comfortable
Promising review: “Really like the wheel. I wasn’t sure what sort of free yoga strap they would give us, but it’s great quality material and well made. In addition to the Yoga Wheel eBook I received by email, they also sent me an eBook with some stretching exercises using the strap! Awesome! :)” – Jason D Wilkinson
Reviews: 69 customer reviews
Rating: 4.6/5 stars
I hope you love the yoga wheels that I recommend!
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