The yoga wheel is one of the newer fitness props to become widely used among yoga practitioners. It is a great tool for those wishing to expand their practice of heart opening postures like the back bend. The wheel offers support to your lower back, upper back, and shoulders, while deeply stretching the entire front of the body.
These are some of the basic warm up moves I like to do on a regular basis to keep my shoulders open during my work outs, to open up the front of my body so I can breathe better, and to expand the flexibility in my lower back. Make sure to do these very slowly to avoid injury and causing over strain to your back muscles. Don't forget to check out the video at the end.
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Getting in position
Lower back and hip stretch
Lower back and shoulder stretches
Wheel Warm-Up Demonstration video
I recorded a short video to demonstrate the flow of some of the moves.
Please note the video is sped up and you should do this practice very slowly.