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If you’re a reg­u­lar at yoga class, you’ll be fa­mil­iar with props such as straps and blocks. But there’s a new kid on the block – the yoga wheel. Around 30cm in di­am­e­ter and made of wood or strong plas­tic, it’s used to help you stretch deeper or to of­fer sup­port when you tackle a trick­ier pose.

Try child’s pose with the wheel and kneel on the floor, sit back on your heels, sep­a­rate your knees to hip dis­tance apart and place the yoga wheel in front of you. Place your hands on the wheel and lean your body for­ward, rolling the wheel away from you. The wheel will stretch that lit­tle bit fur­ther with­out putting strain on your body. Or try the easy pose and sit cross-legged, po­si­tion the wheel at your back and ex­tend your spine slowly over the top of the wheel un­til the back of your head rests on the wheel.

From be­gin­ners to more ad­vanced yo­gis, the wheel is de­signed to achieve longer, deeper stretches and greater flex­i­bil­ity.

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