The rope wall was originally designed by BKS Iyengar who called the rope work “yoga kurunta,” which means “yoga puppetry.”  The rope wall can be used for traction to help relieve back-pain, to deepen a yoga pose, for creative exploration of yoga poses and to work in a different way with gravity. The ropes wall is a prop just as a mat, block, bolster or a blanket is a prop. The ropes work by using gravity allowing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. They give the body feedback as you work to deepen the practice. At Root, we have a special ropes wall with handles where we attach Alison West's signature oranges slings for greater comfort as well as the ropes. We invite you to come to class to experience for yourself the freedom of spinal release!

The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?” - B.K.S. Iyengar

” A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” - Mae West