Wheel Pose or Upward-facing Bow Pose (Chakrasana)

Wheel Pose is also known as Chakrasana, Upward Bow (wheel) Pose, Upward-facing Bow Pose, and Urdhva Dhanurasana. It is a strong backbend pose. It best as a stress reliever, fat burner, and doubler. It's better to do this pose after four to six hours of eating. Skip this pose if you have a high blood pressure condition or if you suffer from wrist problems. The wheel pose is best known for its heart-opening posture.

Wheel Pose

NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.

Tip To Do -

1 - Lie on your back with knees bent, and feet hip-distance apart and parallel, directly under your knees.
2 - Place your hands both alongside your ears with your palms down and your fingers should be pointing toward your shoulders.
3 - Take a breath, then exhale to lift yourself part way and place the crown of your head on your mat. Don't rest your weight on your head.
4 - Pointed your elbows into your midline and drew them toward each other, lighting them up.
5 - Straighten your arms as much as possible and keep your feet from turning out.
6 - Allow your head to dangle freely as you slowly walk closer to your hands, keeping your hands and forearms perpendicular to each other.
7 - Hold this posture for five to ten breaths before lowering to the floor without stopping on the crown.

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The Advantages of the Wheel Pose

1 - It gives great flexibility to the spine.
2 - Best for opening the heart.
3 - Wheel pose expands the chest and allows more oxygen to enter the rib cage.
4 - Excellent for both physical and mental health.
5 - It strengthens your vertebrae and lengthens them.

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