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How to Use a Yoga Wheel (Video Tutorial)

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Yoga wheels are all the rage in the yoga community. For those of you who have not yet experienced them for yourself, the magic may not be fully understood. Yoga wheels are in the spotlight in the yoga scene because they offer an inspiringly diverse range of uses. For this yoga wheel tutorial, we are using Yoloha’s beautiful Chakras Cork Yoga Wheel which you can snag on their website for $139. Other wheels from Yoloha start at $119. Shop the yoga wheel in this video here: http://bit.ly/1RFcB3k Just like a bolster or block feels sooo yummy supporting your spine, yoga wheels can do the same - but offer the added benefit of movement. You can roll the wheel up and down the length of your spinal column to massage the spine, and/or find a static hold of a heart-opening backbend to help counteract the negative effects of hunching over a computer screen, cell phone, or steering wheel all day. Speaking of heart-opening, yoga wheels also help open your entire front body, from your shoulders, chest and abdomen, and even your hips. This helps alleviate hunching and rounding that contributes to bad posture, and creates more space in these areas for increased range of motion and decreased tension and tightness. Yoga wheels make a great support system as you work to deepen your practice. They can aid in going deeper in backbends, they help you gain more flexibility, and are also effectively strengthen (all demonstrated in the video tutorial). Looking to cultivate more balance in your yoga practice? The yoga wheel has you covered there too, bridging strength and flexibility for a full mind-body challenge. Check out the full tutorial here: http://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/how-to-use-a-yoga-wheel-video-tutorial/ DID YOU LIKE THIS VIDEO? BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL :)
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Katelyn Leahy (10 months ago)
This video was very helpful! Thank you. Your personality is amazing, and I'll be looking for more of your videos to further my practice.
YogiApproved.com (10 months ago)
Hello Katelyn, Thanks so much for your kind words and feedback! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this video. I've got a lot of videos with YogiApproved! You may enjoy this Sun Salutation Flow For Beginners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Z7lix6Qao but if you're looking for something different just let me know! Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
John Shore (27 days ago)
At 4:44 Very impressive balance!
YogiApproved.com (22 days ago)
Thank you John and thanks for watching!! =) Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
Mark G. (1 month ago)
Or you can roll on me which I don’t mind... at all!
keano.M Rigg (2 months ago)
Excellent Tutorial Video.
YogiApproved.com (2 months ago)
Thank you for your feedback, keano.M! So glad you enjoyed =)
KG (3 months ago)
Very very good!!!
YogiApproved.com (3 months ago)
Thank you KG! I'm so glad you enjoyed this video! Thanks for watching and namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
Luna Kitty (3 months ago)
O that looks lovely. I could use that rolling along my spine.
Luna Kitty (3 months ago)
YogiApproved.com Will do!
YogiApproved.com (3 months ago)
Thanks for commenting, Luna! Yes, the yoga wheel does feel amazing for your spine. I can't wait for you to get a wheel and try it for yourself. And when you do, please let me know how you like it / if you have any questions =) Ashton from YogiApproved
Yezzir A (4 months ago)
Awesome video !
YogiApproved.com (4 months ago)
So glad you enjoyed, Cristiano! Thank you for practicing with me! Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
Kora Liu (4 months ago)
Yoga Wheel or Yoga column? I am new learner for three months. Which I should buy? I am considering that 9.99€. https://schnaeppchenfuchs.com/forum/faszienrolle-fuer-fuer-reha-ubungen-und-faszien-training-und-wellness-medium-haertegrad-und-groesse-fuer-9-99-eur
YogiApproved.com (4 months ago)
Hey Kora, Great question! Yoga wheels serve different purposes and offer different benefits from foam rollers - both are amazing! Yoga wheels are great for spinal massage and building strength and flexibility, while foam rollers help reduce and prevent pain and also create space in the body. Check out my foam roller tutorial to get a better sense of the differences vs. similarities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRU2Kj7Vy7U Namaste! Ashton from YogiApproved
Stephane KOUAME (6 months ago)
Great stuff
YogiApproved.com (6 months ago)
So glad you enjoyed, Stephane!! Thank you for watching and sharing your feedback. =) Ashton from YogiApproved
Selina Moonie (6 months ago)
This is so amazingly helpful! Thank you, beautiful!
YogiApproved.com (2 months ago)
Hey Selina, Sorry for the delayed reply! Thank you for your feedback and I'm so glad you found this video helpful! Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved =)
Abraham Miranda (7 months ago)
Just tried doing some of the moves in this video.....been crying for the past 5 mins, thanks for the info 👍🏽👌🏽
YogiApproved.com (7 months ago)
Hey Abraham, Thank you for watching and commenting! Some poses are more challenging than others so just take it slow, honor your body, keep practicing and feel free to reach out with any questions! Namaste =)
richard hing (7 months ago)
Excellent video on using the Yoga Wheel. My daughter and I thank you for very clear and easy way to use the wheel without getting injured. Thank you...
YogiApproved.com (7 months ago)
That is awesome feedback to hear, richard hing! Thank you for commenting and I'm so glad to hear you found this video useful. Enjoy your yoga wheel journey with your daughter! Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
Debdulal Saha (7 months ago)
Nice
afrizak (8 months ago)
You've certainly convinced me to get one with the spine massage tips.
YogiApproved.com (8 months ago)
Hey afrizak, Yes! Yoga wheels are incredible for spinal lengthening and massage. So glad you found this video useful! Thank you for watching and commenting - Ashton from YogiApproved
Myles Avila (9 months ago)
The plexus wheel looks like something that will get rejected in the future
catkasimir (9 months ago)
Please eat something.
Egor Lisitsa (11 months ago)
Used Unflexal workouts and learn about it without problems ;)
Lildingo44 (11 months ago)
Marry me
omgn88 (7 months ago)
My thoughts exactly.
Lisa Fairman (11 months ago)
Thank you for the video! I notice you don’t roll out the back onto the lumbar spine. Do you think it’s not healthy to use the wheel there? I asked the wheel company and they said it was OK and I’m confused
YogiApproved.com (11 months ago)
Hey Lisa! Thank you for watching and great question! As with anything in our yoga practice, our bodies will tell us when something isn't right and we need to back off. So if you have any pain or injuries in the lumbar spine, you want to take it slow and keep it safe. If not, then you can certainly use the wheel to gently massage or lengthen the low back. I'm happy to answer any further questions you may have! Namaste, Ashton from YogiApproved
bell lab (1 year ago)
This is not* for beginners, obviously. So everyone else would need to be easy on their back, support themselves rather than let the wheel break our backs, hah. Test out the wheel with your own back and forth movements, go VERY slowly, as your hands will not want to be stretched exactly like her's or too legs even, too wide... VERY slowly, peeps.
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Yogi C (1 year ago)
Ashton congratulation, your videos are so good - you are doing so much for the yoga community - thanks
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Hey Yogi C! I'm honored by your kind words, thank you! We here at YogiApproved take great pride in providing quality instruction and helping people like you is why we do what we do!! Thank you again and namaste! -Ashton and the YogiApproved team
noirprncess (1 year ago)
I have very tight quads. How do I use the wheel to stretch them out?
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Hello noirprncess, One great stretch to start with is to come into a low lunge position (back knee planted) and rest the back foot on the yoga wheel for a modified King Arthur's Pose - a great way to stretch the quads. Also - watch the pose on this video starting at 2.30. This is another great quad stretch. Enjoy! -Ashton from YogiApproved
Miss Amazon (1 year ago)
How nice are you!! You seem like a really nice person. Thanks for the demo!! Very informative. Bless you. :)
Miss Amazon (1 year ago)
YogiApproved.com ......bless you :)
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Hi Miss Amazon! You are so sweet. Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you loved the demo and found it informative. Gratitude and blessings! -Ashton from YogiApproved <3
Matt B (1 year ago)
You're beautiful. Thanks for the info!
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Thank you for watching, Matt!! =)
scott dobney (1 year ago)
you need to eat somthing.
B_A_L_B_O_A (8 months ago)
It’s okay people... Just another man telling a women what her body should look like. Nothing to see here you guys, move on.
BoilingKoolaid (1 year ago)
Why? Are you not happy with her body? I'm sure she is devastated.
Rebecca Vocal Athlete (1 year ago)
thank you lady. I have a new one and am glad I found this. new sub
Rebecca Vocal Athlete (1 year ago)
No problem. Wow you're quick at replying. Yoga is a super power!! Namaste😀😊
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching and commenting, Rebecca! We're so glad you enjoyed. Have fun =)
Isabelle Monette (1 year ago)
Lol 😂
Eric VanSickle (1 year ago)
Hey, Ashton. I just got myself a wheel, a ProSource model via Walmart, and I was looking for ideas on how to use it beyond what I got it for (opening my upper back in fish pose). Thanks for some ideas.
Eric VanSickle (1 year ago)
I just wish my midback was a bit more open.
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
That's awesome Eric! Thanks for watching and sharing. Enjoy that yoga wheel!
Allison Tokar (1 year ago)
OMG you're so cute. Thanks for the tips. :)
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Thank you for the feedback, vette chick! Glad you found the video useful! Namaste =)
James Breaux (1 year ago)
I have a new yoga wheel and this video was very helpful to get me on it! Thanks.
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Thank you for the feedback, James! We're so glad you found the video helpful. Happy rolling =)
Kara Camille Delonas (1 year ago)
Thanks for the tips!
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
You're so welcome, Kara! Thanks for commenting =)
jahmeela (1 year ago)
is this good for people with coccyx pain.
jahmeela (1 year ago)
thank you great video
YogiApproved.com (1 year ago)
Thank you for watching, jahmeela! Glad you liked it! Namaste
Jordonni Ann Sings (2 years ago)
Since I began practicing yoga, I have been gaining weight. People say I eat cookies, cakes and pies all day. I don't. I try not to eat anything during the day.
Carmen Colombo (1 year ago)
When I was on the pill for 18 months continuously to stop my hemorrhaging, I gained 60 pounds. I had to stop menstruation because I was bleeding to death and ended up at the hospital each time. I was eating next to nothing, but the weight was there: 180 pounds. The day of my hysterectomy, I went into the surgery room weighing 180 pounds and came out weighing 160 pounds. There were cysts, fibroids, and my stomach was stuck to my intestine. I bless Dr. Tulandi for doing all that at the same time, through laseroscopy, with no scars showing at all. Then, that same year, I had serious blood problems and lost another 30 pounds. Then I got Sjogren's Syndrome, and in the first week that I took Plaquenil, I lost over 10 pounds. It's still up and down, some days I go down to 113, which is quite low for my hight, 5 foot six inches. The meds do all this. Don't drive yourself crazy like I did. Eat whatever you want, it makes absolutely no difference. Now, I eat like there's no tomorrow and I lose weight instead of gaining. If I binge on chocolate and cake for days in a row, I may put on a couple of pounds but it's all gone after a few days. It's the medication. I wish there was a better way that we can be healed, but we must be grateful when we heal or at least survive - recognizing, nonetheless, that in our society, it's all about the almighty buck. I wish you well.
Miss Pinkkush (1 year ago)
+Jordonni it sounds like your gaining muscle.you would only gain weight if your eating alot of fattening foods or alot of food. none of my buisness but birth control can cause you to gain weight.
Jordonni Ann Sings (1 year ago)
Food makes me gain. and ever since I have been practicing yoga, I have been gaining weight.
Miss Pinkkush (1 year ago)
Jordonni you try not to eat anything wtf?
ShaYoga Fitness (2 years ago)
Great and informative video and great onscreen presence! My yoga wheel just arrived so this is very helpful! 💜👍🙏
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Thanks so much for your kind words + feedback, Shay!! Enjoy your new yoga wheel - keep us posted on your yoga wheel practice! Namaste =)
Weisser Wolf (2 years ago)
Thank you for this good tutorial :)
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Thank you, WW!! Glad you enjoyed and thank you for watching! =)
Pietje De Vries (2 years ago)
Is this wheel much different than working with a excersice ball?
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Hey Pietje, In a sense, some of these exercises are similar to exercises you can do with an exercise ball. Yet the reason we love the yoga wheel so much is how its shape and design allow for so much freedom of movement. Thanks for watching + sharing your question!
Kristen Kane (2 years ago)
Hello and thank you for your calming and beautiful video. I realize you are not a doctor when I ask my question. I have DDD with myofascial back pain of the neck and back - herniated discs in neck and lower back and piriformis syndrome which travels from my right lower back straight down my leg to right above my knee -similar to sciatia. I have been working very hard for the past 3 years with P/T, chiropractor and acupuncture. I am 45 but in my younger days I was very active and could do fabulous backbends from both standing and mat positions. I was no olympian but I was a gymnast, a diver and swimmer. I worked out 5 days a week for 2 hours a day. Then I woke up one day about 8 years ago with pain all over. It hurt to bend and tie my shoes. Tomorrow I have an appointment with my chiropractor to look at my most recent X-rays and I plan to ask her opinion on whether using a yoga wheel is a good idea. I truly believe it is and I am also quite ready to take the next step. I really want to be me again. My question is about the size of the yoga wheel. Here goes ... I am 5 feet tall. Is a smaller diameter better for a beginner or larger? My first opinion was larger but now as I watch your video I am thinking a smaller diameter would be best. My logic is telling me that a larger diameter would put more of a strain on my spine as I slowly lean back. Any info you can share with me is greatly appreciated. I am going to show my chiropractor your video too when we have our talk.
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Hello Kristen, Thank you for sharing your story, and for your questions. We apologize for the delayed response. First off, we wonder what your chiropractor thought about you using a yoga wheel, since they know more about your specific condition, etc.? With that being said, a smaller size may be a good place to start as a general recommendation for someone wanting to ease into yoga wheels gently and slowly. The main question is whether your spine is ready for backbending again, etc. which is best determined by your licensed healthcare professional. Best wishes!
Polish Yoga Girl (2 years ago)
You need to be careful with your knees you are taking them inwards when doing squat with one leg on the wheel. Great video tho thanks for sharing.
Nikki (2 years ago)
just purchased my first yoga wheel <3 thank you for the tips! very helpful :)
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Awesome! You're going to love it!
Eddie Alvarez (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing!
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching Eddie!
subtenko (2 years ago)
Idk, Im not as flexible as you, plus in general I think guys are less flexible. All I know it the video was kind of relaxing, haha. :) edit: but I do alot of music and video production so when you said it'll massage me a bit, I could see that workin out !
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Yoga wheels can definitely be relaxing as they are great for massaging the spine and legs. Keep working on the flexibility :) it's not something that comes over night. Thanks for watching!
jami s (2 years ago)
what if your back already curves inwards a lot for example with flat feet people experience a lot of lower back pain because it arches more than usual. would this help?
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
While we are by no means medical professionals, and always advise consulting your doctor/chiropractor, yoga wheels are designed to create more space in the backbody. In other words, you may find that yoga wheels are a nice way to decompress and create more space in your spinal column.
Tricias-List (2 years ago)
Very informative to me! I just received my own Yoga Wheel (Lotus Brand), & I had no idea how to use it. I'll be using your video as a reference! TY!
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Thank you for watching. Congrats on your new wheel. You're going to love it!
aprilmaren (2 years ago)
thanks :)
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
Thank you for watching!
Soufla duran (2 years ago)
Hi great video, any recommendations on where to get a wheel in Australia?
YogiApproved.com (2 years ago)
I believe Yoloha ships internationally. We love their wheels! Link is in the description.

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