5 Reasons to Try Rope Wall Yoga

5 Reasons to Try Rope Wall Yoga

One of the interesting yoga style. Yoga Kurunta is a series of  Iyengar style asanas practiced with aid of ropes on a wall, translating to mean puppet or doll made of wood. In various postures, you can learn to become both the puppet and puppeteer by using the ropes for purposeful direction.The rope wall was first developed and refined by the late B.K.S. Iyengar.For instance, many students new to yoga are not always ready for inversions, but a rope wall helps to facilitate the process by making the student feel more stable and secure.The rope wall is a limitless resource to the yoga practitioner of any age, size or level of practice. With rope walls beginning to pop up all over the country here are five reasons why you should try a rope wall yoga practice:

Exciting way to practice yoga

The rope wall can bring a fresh perspective to your understanding of the asanas, from backbends to forward bends, twists or inversions. One definition of yoga is “the harnessing of one’s physical and mental energies in order to revitalize one.” 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.

Reach places where your regular practice cannot take you

The body is safely supported by the traction of the ropes, stretching and strengthening those hard to reach areas of the spine. Even Cobra Pose becomes a deeper backbend with aid of the ropes, allowing for a greater opening of the chest and an intense release of the shoulders.

Reap the benefits of sustained asana

Because the body is tethered by the ropes and anchored with the feet, a pose like Downward Facing Dog 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. Increased circulation to the concave curvature of the lower back is extremely beneficial to all students, especially those with hypnosis, an abnormal over-rounding of the spine.

Anchor your pose and expand your movement

There is increased mobility in the joints as the body is allowed to move beyond the range of its everyday motions. The momentum which is created as you swing forward into Cobra Pose, then back to Upward Facing Forward Fold (UrdhvaMukhaPaschimottanasana), brings agility and lightness while also cultivating focus and concentration.

You’re bound to get hooked!

After you feel the immediate results, you will want to get back to the wall once, maybe even twice a week. Your bound to leave the studio walking taller and feeling more supple in your spine.

Be sure to always practice rope wall yoga alongside a seasoned teacher. Many yoga studios have already invested in a rope wall. So find one near you and start learning the real ropes of yoga!