Yoga Wheel: The Only Prop You’ll Ever Need

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Hi guys and happy Memorial Day Weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to the extra long weekend for quite some time and am in serious need of R&R. The 9-5 has been super busy lately which is why I’ve been slacking on creating new blog posts, but I promise I’m going to do my best to write a little more often!

With that being said, I’m super excited that you’re reading this particular post because I have a special surprise…

I’ve partnered with Plexus Yoga Wheel to host a GIVEAWAY just for you guys!! Check out my Instagram for all the details. 😄

So what is Plexus Yoga Wheel?

Founded in 2015, Plexus Yoga Wheel offers 5 sizes of yoga wheels in 4 different colors, all of which feature a cute giraffe silhouette on the side. What I really love about them is that they’re all about giving back to the world, which is where their partnership with WaterAid India comes into play. Clean water is something that we take for granted every day, but in India over 76 million people are without access to safe water. For every wheel purchased, YOU will be providing clean, safe water to a person in India for more than a decade! 

Read more about their vision here

I’ve been playing around with my standard size yoga wheel for the past week and I’ll be the first to admit that these poses are SO much more difficult than they look. Major kudos to all the amazing yogis who make them look simple (especially the balance poses)! The very first post I tried was savasana (I know, really advanced stuff guys 😉 ), laying my back directly on top of my wheel and boy… what a stretch. I couldn’t believe how stiff I was from sitting hunched over a computer all day, and I’m pretty sure my back cracked at least 5 times in just a few short minutes.

The yoga wheel is a great way to open up your back, hips, shoulders and chest.

After going through several yoga sessions and following the video tutorials on the Plexus website, I’ve basically determined that this nifty device may just be the only yoga prop you’ll ever need. You can use it as a substitute for a block or strap (although it’s a bit more on the bulky side) and it’s awesome for increasing stability, flexibility, and strengthening your muscles in almost all yoga asanas.

I’m still super new to incorporating the yoga wheel into my practice but so far it’s been fun and very challenging. I definitely recommend browsing through these mini tutorials and ALWAYS warm up with a few Sun Salutation flows beforehand.

If you’re looking for a few ways to use it, take a look at some of the examples from my latest practice below!

Heart Openers 

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Inversions 

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Deeper Stretches 

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Balance

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I noticed that my form was a little off in some of these photos, so please refer to the mini tutorials that I mentioned earlier in this post when attempting them for yourself. I admit – it’s SO much more difficult to make sure your knee is directly above your ankle, or that your hips are squared, while trying not to fall flat on your face.😂  lol

If you want to buy a few different sizes of the yoga wheel to try out, just use the code: headstand15 for a 15% discount! 

As always, thanks so much for reading and supporting me in my blogging endeavors. It fills me with great joy to be able to partner with such an ethical, charitable company and give you guys a chance to experience the yoga wheel for yourself. Together we can improve our yoga practice while also giving back to those who need it most.

I hope you all love it as much as I do. 💞  

 

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