The Yoga Wall

The yoga wall is primarily made up of a system of belts that slide into wall fixtures set at different heights -- ankle, waist and above the head. The belts can be adjusted to varying lengths to form loops at the height required for the person and the pose. Slings are also clipped onto the belts when the body is suspended upside down in an inverted version of a pose.

The ropes work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance, causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Like the bats and sloths hanging upside down, this releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body.


  • Awareness -- you will understand the correct action of the pose -- meaning rather than forming the shape of the pose with the body -- you will become aware of how it should really feel; how to move the skeleton to achieve proper alignment, how to activate and release certain joints and muscles by making adjustments.

  • The yoga wall helps create stability and tranquility. Because our minds are typically undisciplined constantly roaming and easily distracted, achieving this stability in a pose has a profound impact on steadying the nervous system and the breath. 

  • The yoga wall is a silent partner -- giving you something to hang from, lean on or push against. It acts like a silent partner, supporting the body while it lengthens, stretches, and opens. This enables the pose to be held longer, increasing the flow of energy through the body, and facilitating a far more intense release than can be achieved without this props support.

  • Develops strong core muscles.

  • Aides in the ability to access various muscle groups in poses students may not yet able to achieve on the mat.

  • Offers many therapeutic benefits helping individuals with athletic injuries, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and Sciatica.

  • Helps us open the spine in every direction and feel great.

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