When you’re a yoga newbie, finding your balance can be a struggle. As your class instructor gracefully transitions through swan-like movements standing on one foot, you might find yourself precariously wobbling like a newborn colt. When you fall, it can be tempting to give up, but the TRX Suspension Trainer can help you build better balance to improve your yoga routine.
The Suspension Trainer is designed to be a tool that anybody can use, regardless of their level of strength. Many popular TRX Suspension Trainer exercises can be more accessible versions of advanced bodyweight exercises, for example, a TRX Chest Press can be a lighter-weight alternative to a pushup and a TRX Single Leg Squat can be the stepping stone to a bodyweight pistol squat. Similarly, the Suspension Trainer can help stabilize yoga poses while your body adjusts to learning a pose, kind of like training wheels for fitness.
If you're wondering how to translate yoga poses on a mat to TRX exercises on the straps, we have a team of yogis like Shauna Harrison and Krystal Say, who have developed yoga programming specifically for the Suspension Trainer.
From backbends to crow pose, Warrior III to handstands, the TRX Suspension Trainer can offer extra support for flexibility to help you take your yoga to the next level when your body is ready. Think of the Suspension Trainer just like any other prop you might find in a yoga studio.
“I think the TRX is an amazing prop for yoga,” Harrison said. “Just like how the block, yoga straps, and hammocks (for aerial yoga) can also be used as props, the TRX Suspension Trainer is really another tool for us to use.”
Itching to master yoga balancing for yourself? Both Harrison and Say are serving up TRX for Yoga goodness on TRX Live, our free streaming classes—all you need is a Suspension Trainer and an internet connection. Drop-in and flow...you’ll be glad you nama-stayed.