From improving flexibility to easing back pain, here are 4 benefits of the yoga wheel

The trendy yoga wheel has been around for a while now. A relatively new concept in the fitness world, it has these 4 benefits to offer!
Alia Bhatt yoga wheel
Look at how Alia Bhatt uses the wheel! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shreya Gupta Published: 14 Dec 2020, 10:30 am IST
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You might or might not have heard about the yoga wheel, but if you haven’t then it is one of the best props or tools that is a part of the fitness world. This prop doesn’t just make your yoga practice a lot more fun, but also more challenging and effective.

Even if you are not into fitness much, a yoga wheel can serve multiple purposes such as easing pain, or even preventing hunching and that’s why you must have one with you!

Bhavani Pinnisetti, the founder of Laxmana Yoga and Pilates says, “the circular-shaped yoga prop aids stretching and improves your flexibility.” Here are some of its benefits, according to her.

1. You can do difficult stretches safely

Though the yoga wheel looks simple, it makes difficult stretches easy and safe for you. It can help with your everyday practice, and make you more agile. So, if you are scared of stretches or are unable to do them, then try incorporating the yoga wheel to your routine. We promise it’s going to be worth it!

2. You will improve your flexibility

Bhavani says, “if you are looking to improve your flexibility, then an addition of a yoga wheel in your routine will give you an edge to stretch further and safely.”

3. It relieves aches and pains

Over exerted yourself with all the workout? A yoga wheel can help you deal with pain and soreness better. Practising certain poses with yoga wheels can relieve you from pain and soreness around your abdomen, chest, back or shoulders. In this way, even with pain, you are not skipping your workout.

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“A yoga wheel does wonders to massage the length of the spine, thereby easing back pain,” says Bhavani.

4. It will prevent you from hunching

By this time we all know that working from home is not that easy and fancy, as it looked like before. Being in front of your laptop, and improper postures, can leave you with multiple issues, including back, neck and shoulders pain.

A yoga wheel is an amazing tool that can help massage the tense knots in your muscles, and release the stress.


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To conclude, Bhavani says, “A yoga wheel can very well help clients, who have never practised yoga before. It will also aid others to stretch the whole body. So, there’s no doubt why it’s gaining popularity across the globe.”

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