Last week I posted an article on how to keep your aqua yoga practice going when you can’t make it to the pool. Sometimes, you have to just throw in the towel and move your practice inside. If that’s the case, your pool noodles can come with you because they make great land yoga props.
Using pool noodles in your land yoga practice is a great idea because:
- at the dollar store they’re super cheap
- they’re easy to get
- they’re light to use and port around
- you can store them anywhere
- just like any other yoga prop they help you learn about your body and how you use it
I filmed these 8 short videos on incorporating pool noodles as land yoga props.
- Mountain Pose
- Down Dog Pose
- Hip Rotation
- Shoulder Opener
- Shoulder Retraction
- Wrist Support
- Saddle Joint Support
- Hand Movements
You can watch all 8 videos as a series
Or individual videos on the topics that interest you
Use the noodle under your feet to keep your center of gravity back
Down Dog Pose
Use the noodle under your feet to lengthen your legs
As a pole to keep you from leading with your chin
As a guide to keep your shoulders mobile
In place of a heavier block
Using Pool Noodles in Land Yoga for Wrist Support
To keep your wrist from flattening out
Saddle Joint Support
To add some space for your thumb
For more ideas on arthritis in your thumb, watch this thumb arthritis video.
As something to squeeze to build your forearm muscles
For a more traditional yoga approach to hand exercises during yoga, watch my video on yoga hand exercises for arthritis.