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.
Wall Yoga , an innovation towards normal yoga helping people with disabilities to practice yoga is now going on a wider spree with people using it to perform otherwise harder asanas. Wall Yoga is discussed in detail and an introduction is in place.
Wall Yoga poses! some times things take a turn to benefit the crowd of the little. Yoga Wall is gaining more importance on people who are not able to do the Normal Yoga Asanas. Wall yoga is now not limited to the few. Gaining importance, Wall yoga is now a tea time talk for may.
BACK TO THE WALL: Wall Yoga Poses
Now that you have understood how Yoga works, let’s take a look at how Wall Yoga works. So, what’s so special about Wall Yoga? How can you do a posture on a “wall”? Simple. All you need are some wall equipments like belts, ropes, stretch bands/pilates and you are good to go. Have a look at the images below.
Wall Yoga was first introduced by B.K.S. Iyengar who was an ardent student of Sir Krishnamacharya (known as the “father of modern yoga”). His specialty is making the use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). These props enables the learners of all age groups to perform the asanas without much strain or difficulty and thereby reducing their risk of injuring themselves.
Dervied from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Iyengar Yoga or Hatha Yoga is strictly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga. His main aim was to concentrate on curing various ailments and disorders with this practice such as severe back pain, menopause, high blood pressure, insomnia, immunodeficiency and depression.
Here’s how you will gain your life back through Wall Yoga:
- Induces peaceful sleep (for those who suffer from Insomnia or other interrupted sleeps)
- Improves respiratory breathing
- Soothing the nervous system
- Stabilizing the digestive system of the body
- Relieving pain of menstrual cramps and menopause (for women)
- Flexible joints and expandable spinal cord movements
- Balancing your body by inversion yoga i.e. headstand
- Releases tension in the spine and pelvic area
- Strengthens your muscles and bones
Though yoga leads to a healthy life, it, however, cannot be practiced by everyone. There are some risk factors involved such as:
- Yoga classes are not quite affordable as you think. Though a drop-in class can be from $11 to $15, a private teacher can cost you upto $500 per week and props such as mats, belts for wall yoga can add up to your budget.
- Not all poses can be practiced by everyone.
- As men are not flexible as women, injuries can occur when they try too hard
- Poses such as bending your body in half are impossible for people who are overweight thereby injuring themselves
- Wall poses are difficult for people who are suffering from High Blood Pressure for the risk of increasing the blood flow to the heart.
- Overdoing poses such as Sirsana (headstand) or Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) can make the neck bones weak.