Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel

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Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel - Original

The original Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel is 12-inch diameter industrial grade PVC machined to perfection and wrapped in yoga mat to provide friction against any flat floor surface.  Each wheel is 100% hand made by David Martin, founder and creator of the Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel.  The wheels are cut at 6-inch width allowing for a more balanced and supported base.  David chose to design his yoga wheels this way in order to make the supported back bending practice accessible to everyone including those who have zero to little yoga practice rather than appealing to only yoga practitioners and athletes.  

 

Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel Mini

The mini Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel is 10-inch diameter industrial grade PVC machined to perfection and wrapped in yoga mat to provide friction against any flat floor surface.  Each wheel is 100% hand made by David Martin, founder and creator of the Sacred 8 Yoga Wheel.  The wheels are cut at 6-inch width allowing for a more balanced and supported base.  David adapted these size wheels after offering his original 12-inch wheels in a classroom setting.  He received numerous requests for a smaller wheel from his shorter practitioners (5 foot 3 inch and below).  These wheels are perfect for a smaller build practitioner but also have its own specific benefits for everyone.  Where the original wheel offers a complete lengthening of the spine, the mini wheel offers a more concentrated stretch on specific areas of the spine.  This wheel is a perfect addition to any practitioner’s toolbox!  

In yoga, there is often a lot of fear and stress based around back bending postures.  David's goal after developing his version of the yoga wheel was to offer his students a well balanced and supported prop so that the fear and stress around back bending could be removed, allowing his students and anyone else interested or exposed to David's teaching, the ability to experience the incredible health and energetic benefits of a daily back bending practice.  Given the highly technological world we live in where more and more people find themselves sitting at a desk in front of computer screen, often slouching and hunching their shoulders forward as well as shortening and atrophying the front side vertebrae of the spine.  Through the practice of supported back bending, we lengthen and elongate the spine, creating space in the vertebrae, remove muscular tension and stress in the body, open our hearts, shoulders, mid-section, hips, quadriceps and hamstrings and in doing so, we allow ourselves to open up our airways so that we can enjoy the great benefits of breathing deep, full diaphragmatic breaths.