Yoga Kurunta: An Irresistible Yoga with Wall Rope

Yoga is a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. Yoga main aim is to transform body and mind, physically, mentally and spiritually. More than 90 percent of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness.

Unfortunately, some yoga poses are quite difficult to perform by some yogis due to age, stiffness, injury, or fear. But thankfully, for those who need a little support, there’s a hot new way to attain those poses by practicing Yoga Kurunta.

“Kurunta” means “puppet on a string” in Sanskrit. Yoga Kurunta is a method of performing a variety of asanas with the help of a rope to enable you to attain accuracy, agility and balance. It was first developed by the late Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who used it as a prop to support and intensify his asana practice.

The ropes are attached to rungs that are drilled into a sturdy double blocked wall that provides both the support and the resistance that allow for the decompression of joints and ultimately the free range of motion in the physical body.

By performing asanas with the assistance of the ropes, yogis are able to target specific areas of the body, strengthening and stretching as they progress. Balance is improved along with flexibility and stamina.

The rope wall makes possible poses that are difficult to attain due to age, stiffness, injury, or fear. The ropes on the wall help you to open and support different parts of the body. They also let you increase the intensity, duration, or variation on the poses.

Suspended inversions, such as variations of headstand, can also be practiced on the rope wall. This provides incredible health benefits to the spine, and offers the opportunity to practice inversions to those who may not be able to perform them on the floor.

Here are some benefits offered by Yoga Kurunta:

  • Less tension and stress, more flexibility and articulation
  • Helps heal depression, anxiety and insomnia
  • Re-aligns the body and posture
  • Encourages all physiological systems, particularly the circulatory, respiratory and nervous system
  • Increases the flow of vital energy and immunity
  • Promotes detoxification of the body
  • Restores balance and harmony of Vata-Pitta-Kapha
  • Bring balance to the chakras (energy centers)

Interesting, isn’t it? Fortunately today, many yoga studios have already invested in a rope wall. So find one near you and start learning this irresistible Yoga Kurunta. And be sure to always practice rope wall yoga alongside a seasoned teacher.


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