My first impression of this Yoga Wheel by Lotus Brands, Inc. was that I was surprised at how sturdy it was. It supposedly can hold up to 450 lbs of body weight which is really impressive. The outside of the wheel is covered in a soft, comfortable padding and the wheel itself is really well made. This is definitely a nice piece of Yoga equipment that I will have for years to come.
I will admit that it took me a few times to really get my balance so that I could use it to stretch out my back. However, once I got the hang of it and knew where I needed to place it then it became really easy to use. I have had to work my way up to the recommended 10 minutes but it has really helped keep my back pain in check. I love using it first thing when I get home from work to really de-stress and relieve the tension. It really gives a good stretch to my spine and surrounding muscles. You can also use it in much the same way that you would use a foam roller but a Yoga Wheel provides me with a much deeper stretch. I also enjoy using it right before I go to bed. I find that when I use it before bed it also helps me sleep!
This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own.