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.
With all the experience that yoga has of being therapeutically regenerative, meditative and in developing an overall health, Wall Yoga has much less claims to make. This is not because Wall Yoga is not as effective, it is because of its more recent birth. Wall Yoga was founded by BKS Iyengar in the late 1990’s and has since experienced a gradual rise in popularity. Wall Yoga has really found its way into actual practices quite recently, now that its advantages has been experienced for a few years.
More number of centres offer Wall Yoga poses and options in addition to other types of Yoga lessons. The major difference between the two is that while the other types of yoga uses almost no equipments, Wall Yoga needs an assortment of straps, ropes, hooks, wall plates, rods, etc to carry out. This makes Wall Yoga costlier than the other types.
There are various benefits derived from practicing wall yoga poses on a regular basis. It will help keep a fit body with an unblocked circulation of blood, good cardio health, developed and supple muscles, properly working joints, bones and ligaments, a healthy and flexible spine, over good health in as in blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory health, kidney, liver health, etc. the other main benefit of Yoga is it’s effect on your mind.
You develop a proper discipline in your activities. Wall Yoga or other types of yoga gives you a more concentrated and focused mind, more relaxed and refreshed feel and a quick brain activity. All this requires practicing Yoga on a regular basis. With Wall Yoga, you take these effects to a new level, or you could say you take these effects to the wall. There are some wall yoga poses, stretches and Asanas in the different types of Yoga that require greater agility and skill to do. All people may not be able to do some complex moves and may be in danger of sprains or even breakage of bones.
Wall Yoga, will make these moves simpler. It uses the props to support your body in various Asanas so that you can rely on the straps and ropes while you do the Yoga. Wall Yoga supports your pelvis, and give you more strength. You can do inverted poses and several other poses with confidence in Wall Yoga. In addition, defying gravity gives you a rush. The experience of Wall Yoga is deeper and you begin to look for the same level when you get off the wall and come back to other types of Yoga.
Wall Yoga may require a few preparatory classes in which you go through a series of poses and moves on the floor. The next step in Wall Yoga involves using the contraptions while on the floor with partial use of the wall. Then, you get completely off the floor and onto the wall where you then do the rest of the poses suggested by BKS Iyengar. You can also do other poses that may be difficult on the floor with freely movies arms, legs, torso and neck which will all be well supported by the Wall Yoga hardware. The final step would involve you getting off the wall and preparing the body for Shavasana which is the final step in the Wall Yoga or other types of Yoga.