Yoga has gone through many upgrades and modifications. One of the new ways of doing this age old practice of Yoga is the Wall Yoga. Wall Yoga requires many straps, ropes, hooks and other hardware that are attached to the wall and then used to perform the moves of regular yoga, although with a few changes.
The Art of Yoga wall is originally designed by BKS Iyengar to perform various Yoga asana (poses) using ropes attached to wall hooks. This art of Yoga has been evolved some decades before to assist students to practice hundreds of poses or asanas based on B.K.S Iyengar’s principles of alignment. Yoga is the unique art which revitalize the human body, mind, spirit and thus energies us by controlling our emotions and intellect. On the spiritual plane, it means union of the Individual Self with the Universal Self.
Iyengar Yoga is a method of Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The asanas is an effective method to develop strength, mobility and stability to mind, body and spirit. Mr. Iyengar has systemized over 200 classical yoga poses and 14 different types of Pranayama (breath control practices) in various levels of implementation steps ranging from simple to incredibly difficult. The students are gradually taken from simple poses to the advanced poses which ensure proper development of mind, body and spirit.
The various Yoga asana helps to build a very sharp awareness of the state of each part of our body and helps us to maintain a healthy body. The Yoga wall pose also rejuvenates our mind and thus make us aware of the social ethics.
The evolution of Yoga wall poses are based on B.K.S Iyengar’s principles of Yoga which emphasis on precision and alignment in all Yoga postures. To achieve this perfection, Mr. Iyengar has developed the use of props like wooden blocks, chairs, blankets and belts to help the body into the correct positions required. The Yoga wall is an innovative piece of equipment of adjustable straps and harnesses which enable beginners to easily pursue accurate body alignment, postural stability and avoid excessive strain on the wrist and ankle joints.
The Yoga Wall poses is a system of adjustable straps and more comfortable pelvic swings to accommodate all types and weight of the human body. The new system of Yoga wall was designed by Kedric Wolfe in the early 80’s. The Yoga wall helps in improving the overall flexibility and mobility in the spine and joints. Yoga Wall system is used in practicing the “Rejuvenation of the Spine Series”, a special sequencing taught by Purna Yoga co-founder and Yoga Master, Aadil Palkhivala, which incorporates flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation all while the spine is in traction. The traction begins at the low back compared to inversion tables which first traction the ankles, knees and hip before reaching the spine. The Yoga Wall poses mainly focus on positioning, action, breath and awareness to open the spine and joints. The overall benefits of practicing Yoga Wall is available at http://www.yogawall.eu/en/content/6-why-yoga-wall