The Great Yoga Wall was designed after B.K.S Iyengar’s ingenious rope wall~ which he used to assist individuals in proper alignment while practicing yoga. This system was perfected by adding a patented ball and socket design that will hold up to 1500 pounds of pressure at each attachment. Very safe and affective for all body types! The body is safely supported by the traction of the ropes, stretching and strengthening those hard to reach areas of the spine.
One definition of yoga is “the harnessing of one’s physical and mental energies in order to revitalize oneself.” The actual physical harness of the ropes in their many configurations will help you direct your body and mind toward a state of equanimity and balance.
Because the body is tethered by the ropes and anchored with the feet, a pose like Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) can be practiced for a longer period of time. This gives the practitioner an opportunity to refine their breathing and go deeper into the experience of asana.
There is increased mobility in the joints as the body is allowed to move beyond the range of its everyday motions. The yoga wall is a useful prop to improve circulation and help to reduce abnormal curvatures of spine especially with those who struggle with scoliosis and kyphosis.
The yoga wall is a very versatile prop that can be used both in class settings and in one on one private sessions. The strap attachments allow students to safely make adjustments for each pose while reeducating the muscles to learn proper alignment and positioning.