It is hard to pinpoint when the yoga trapeze was first introduced to the world of yoga. It is thought that BKS Iyengar (the world’s foremost yoga teacher and author of Light on Yoga) had a part in this introduction. There are pictures of Iyengar using a thick rope and a stack of rolled up mats to practice inversions quite a long time ago. He was known for his yoga props, so this makes quite a bit of sense.
Where I studied yoga trapeze, The Yoga Teachers College in Barcelona, Spain…the founder, Lucas Rockwood, perfected the yoga trapeze in 2007.
- He created a studio quality yoga trapeze with three levels of handles, along with 4 grip types.
- The trapeze for inversions can transform your yoga practice by adding core and upper-body strength, flexibility and balance. Back pain and spinal health will be improved and you will be able to progress further into difficult poses.
Even though the very start of the yoga trapeze is unclear, I have to say I am so grateful for this rig. My practice and fitness level thanks the founders(s). If you have more questions about the yoga trapeze and how it works, please feel free to reach out. Better yet, book your FREE 30-minute Discovery Class and try it out for yourself.
Until next time, keep practicing your passion!