8 Rope Yoga Asanas You Should Try June 22, 2016

Yoga is an important part of living a healthy life. This ancient form helps you achieve a balanced, energized, strong, flexible and relaxed body as well as soul.

Rope yoga asana is one of the most fun way to do yoga but do remember that this form of yoga must be done by an experienced yoga practitioner or under the supervision of one.

Top 8 Yoga Rope Asanas:

1. Rope Pulling:

  • Sit on the floor, keeping the legs straight.
  • Keep your back straight and hands on the thighs.
  • Concentrate on the hand and arm muscles.
  • While inhaling, stretch your left arm upwards and close your left hand to make a fist, with the thumb inside.
  • Coordinate your breathing with the movement.
  • With exhaling, tense your arm and keep it straight.
  • Lower it slowly towards the knee.
  • Relax your arm.
  • Repeat this 5 times with your each arm.

Benefits of this asana:

This pose helps in strengthening your arm, hand and back muscles. It also helps to deepen your breathing and enhances mobility of your shoulders too.

2. Yoga Kurunta:

“Kurunta” means a puppet or doll that is made of wood. The ropes on the Yoga rope wall resemble puppets suspended by the ropes. These ropes are used in various ways to practice asana. The ropes are useful for the proper alignment in your yoga poses and help you reach the open areas of the body. These ropes also aid in extra support to stretch and strengthen said areas of your body. The rope wall is made for all levels and can be used by all ages. This also adds fun to your Yoga practice!

3. Upper Abdominal Exercise Rope:

  • Bring your hands down creating an arc till they touch the ground.
  • Don’t bend your arms.
  • Your leg will travel till it reaches 90º position.
  • This is also known as “Utpada Asana” in yoga.
  • Continue this for one minute.
  • This requires minimum of 20-25 repetitions.
  • Try to maintain rhythmical repetitions.

4. Lower Abdominal Exercise:

  • Get in the initial position like you did for upper abdominal exercise.
  • Bend your knees.
  • Bring it to your chest, till you are comfortable.
  • Come back to the starting position.
  • This is also known as “Pavanamukth Asana” in yoga.
  • Do this for a minute.

Benefits of this asana: 

The above two yoga rope exercises for the lower and upper abdomen help in proper blood circulation, reduces leg aches and gives you relief from constipation.

5. Walking Exercise Rope:

  • Lie down on the yoga mat.
  • Do a speed walking by raising your right leg and your right hand at the same time.
  • Repeat this with the other hand and leg.
  • Repeat this for 4 to 5 minutes.

Benefits of this asana:  

This yoga will give you the effect of 45 minutes of jogging! This helps to increase your lung power, get more oxygen to the body, and distribute minerals and vitamins without wasting them.

6. Cycling Exercise Rope:

  • Lie down on the mat.
  • Cycle with your legs without touching the ground.
  • This only works for below-the-hip region.
  • Do this for 4 to 5 minutes.

Benefits of this asana: 

This exercise helps to tone your muscles, increases blood circulation, and improves your complexion, memory power and as well as concentration.

[ Read: Yoga Asanas For Beginners ]

7. Side Hip Exercise Rope:

Side Hip Exercise Rope

  • Turn to one side.
  • Hold your head in your palm.
  • The biceps should touch the ground.
  • Your eyes must be in alignment with your leg.
  • Get your hands to the front.
  • Touch the ground.
  • Repeat this for 2 minutes

Benefits of this asana: 

This helps to reshape your bust line.

8. Increase Memory Power Exercise Rope:

Power Exercise Rope

This is also known as “Sarvanga Asana” in yoga.

  • Bend your knees
  • Move till the rope gets tight.
  • Stretch your leg.
  • Get your toes to 2.5 to 3 feet above the floor level.
  • Bringing your arms down, tighten the body
  • Be in this position for 1 minute.

Benefits of this asana: 

This yoga rope asana is beneficial for more than 60 diseases including ENT problem, memory power and concentration.

[ Read: Yoga Asanas To Reduce Belly Fat ]

Yoga has evolved with the passage of time. Today, it not only helps you calm your mind but also gives you a dream workout. Try these yoga rope exercies and you’ll never venture to a gym again!

Do you practice yoga? Which are your favorite asanas?

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