Today I got a chance to try Yoga Wall, which is also known as Iyengar. I had tried it once before a few years ago in Iowa and I remember thinking at the time that I would probably stick with vinyasa, mostly because the instructor was a little intense. Today, however, was amazing.
Yoga Wall is a little hard to explain, but basically you do yoga poses in ropes, which I was assured can hold 1,500 pounds. Doing yoga this way helps the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. It releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body. It is also good for spine health releasing pressure from compressed vertebral discs.
I have to admit, some of the poses were terrifying. There were times when some of the other attendees had to cheer me on as I slowly walked my feet up the wall and turned myself upside down with nothing to support me but the little green strap around my rear. However, once I got into these poses I felt amazing; like a legit gymnast.
If you’re in the Colorado Springs area then you should definitely check out Yoga Studio Satya and take one of their Yoga Wall classes. You’ll love it!