For the past two weeks I’ve been experimenting with a new, decades old, yoga practice — The Great Yoga Wall — and I’m hooked! The Great Yoga Wall itself is new, but the principle of practicing yoga on a Yoga Wall is decades old.
What’s involved: The Great Yoga Wall
An open mind, and few pieces of equipment. The key being the pelvic swing, which is essentially a sling attached to specially designed wall plates.
Practicing yoga while tethered to the wall by a sling is both intense and satisfying. The idea behind this restorative yoga practice is to help students deepen their postures, which I’ll say is a strong benefit. What I didn’t expect, but has been a cherished byproduct of wall yoga, is the change I’m feeling in my alignment. Between classes I can feel that I’m standing taller and stronger. Also, important is the way we practice the postures on the wall — my technique on the mat is really taking off too!
I’ve included a short video from WatchMojo about The Great Yoga Wall for your viewing pleasure. If you have the chance to try your yoga on the wall, I’d go for it! Think deep tissue massage meets yoga…