I guess you could say I’m all about rolling it out this week. While I’m just starting to get more serious about my self-care habits (ahem, foam rolling), I’m also getting serious about rolling into some deeper backbends.
I’m #backtobackbends, ya heard?
Anyway, a couple of months ago, I started noticing that every Instagram crazed yogi (aside from me) was posting photos with a wheel. Sometimes they would have their wheel sitting somewhere in the background; other times they were using them to amplify or support their backbend or balance postures (yes, balance). Of course, I was curious and eager to try a wheel in my own practice to see if I could use it to deepen my backbends, challenge my balance and maybe even help with my inversion practice. Was this trendy tool really all that?
I had to know.
I received a Plexus Yoga Wheel to review and I’ll admit, ever the skeptic, I thought: could it be worth it? I mean, it’s just a wheel? Could it really strengthen and support my backbend practice? Would I be able to integrate it into my balance practice and use it to support and amplify other postures?
And the short answer is YES.
And the number one reason you need this wheel, is that for just under $75, you get a super cute giraffe cut out in the mail (also featured on your wheel) and a wheel that comes in cute, Instagram worthy colors (I chose pink, naturally…). I kid, I kid.
The real reasons I’m loving my Plexus Yoga Wheel include:
- It helps support and amplify your backbend practice…like whoa.
- It can be used for some seriously challenging core work
- It can serve as support for inversions
- It’s a great tool for practicing your press up into handstand
- It’s a crazy way to test your balance…
If you want your own Plexus Yoga Wheel, I’m giving away a $25 gift card for PYW to one lucky, about to get real bendy winner!
Plexus Yoga Wheel $25 Gift Card Giveaway
Hop on over to my Instagram account for more ways to enter and WIN!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a Plexus Yoga Wheel for review purposes. Plexus Yoga Wheel also provided the $25 gift card that I will be giving away. That said, all opinions, thoughts expressed, etc are indeed my own. I truly appreciate Plexus for supporting the Sweat Pink and Flex & Flow communities.
Stay sweaty (and bendy!) friends!
Stephanie Grant saysJune 29, 2016 at 10:04 am
I would love to win the Plexus Yoga Wheel because I’ve been doing Yoga for a while and I think it’s time to turn it up a notch!
Jamie saysJune 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm
It’s such a great way to turn up the heat on your practice, good luck girl! 🙂
Liz saysJune 29, 2016 at 4:35 pm
I LOOOOOOVE my wheel! It’s been helping me deepen my backbends so much!
Jamie saysJune 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm
YAY for yoga wheels!
Ken C saysJune 30, 2016 at 6:44 am
The yoga wheel would be great for me in giving me support in those poses I struggle with
Nicci saysJune 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm
Anything that deepens my backbends is a winner!!! Yes yoga wheels!
Amanda c saysJune 30, 2016 at 9:34 pm
The short answer is, they look like so much fun. But really i want to find all the ways to get my joints moving and mobile, improve my health with yoga and be happy about it! Yoga is the best medicine 😊
Mary Frances saysJuly 3, 2016 at 9:54 am
I’d love to try out the yoga wheel! I actually just purchased one of these for my yoga sister’s birthday and she can’t stop raving about it!
Michelle B saysJuly 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm
I’m rather new to yoga but I would love to try out a yoga wheel and see what I am capable of!