Use Gravity to Lengthen the Spine and Deepen the Stretch
The utilization of a rope wall can transform the practice of every yogi, from the beginner to advance practitioner. Rarely found in most studios, the Dallas Yoga Center has boasted the best rope wall in the city for 25 years
- Lengthen your spine and open up your joints. When hanging. the weight of the body in relation to gravity opens up the joints. It also allows your spine to extend much further than in normal yoga poses, which will make you feel taller and will allow you to go deeper in other poses like backbends.
- Strengthen hard-to-build muscles. As soon as you start to work with the ropes, you notice the amount of strength that’s required of your arms and core in every pose. And holding yourself up builds hard-to-reach muscles like your forearms, which will help with difficult balancing poses like headstand.
- Improve your inversions. In addition to building arm strength, you’ll also be able to get upside down more easily than on the mat. For those that have a personal fear of flipping your head toward the ground, you will be hanging happily after just a few minutes of instruction. Using the wall ropes will allay your fears and can teach you important things like how your head should feel on the floor in headstand. All of this will help when you attempt less-supported inversions on the mat.
While it seems like learning the ropes may be difficult, you’ll actually be off the ground in no time, as soon as you learn to take the important safety precautions. And in the end it’s just plain fun.
Sign up for a wall ropes private with a trained DYC instructor.