Chambal - Set of 3
Out of stock until Feb 2024
Set of three Chambals. Support for the sitting bones and pelvis in Baddha Konasana and other seated postures.
Chumbals (otherwise known as doughnuts) for the practice of Iyengar yoga.
Comes in a set of three.
It occurred to BKS Iyengar that the sitting bones are curved structures but, props that we use such as bolsters, blankets and bricks are flat. So Guruji questioned, how can round buttocks fit into these flat supports? Are we gaining freedom in the groins at the cost of the buttocks?
These doughnut-shaped props, translated to 'Chumbal' in Marathi (a language spoken in Maharashtra, Puna) were first introduced by BKS Iyengar in the 2013 calendar 'body is my first prop'. Chumbals are traditionally used to hold a vessel of water on the head and to provide a gentle cushioning from the sharp contact of the metal. But BKS Iyengar's revelation means they are now frequently used in Iyengar Yoga practice to support the sitting bones and pelvis in Baddha Konasana and other seated postures.
Measurements: approx 20cm (large), 15cm (medium) and 10cm (small) diameter
Material: covered in cotton fabric