Wheel Pose (Chakrasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga with Nutan

Updated: Jan 5


Wheel Pose (Chakrasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga with Nutan


WHEEL POSE

Sanskrit Name – Chakrasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Chakra – Wheel, Asana - Posture

Type of Asana – Backbend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Core, Back, Arms, Legs and Chest


WHAT IS WHEEL POSE (CHAKRASANA)?


Wheel Pose (Chakrasana) is a heart opening backbend that strengthens your back whilst expanding your chest. This asana is thought to help counteract any ill effects caused by the modern day sitting posture.


DO NOT PRACTICE WHEEL POSE (CHAKRASANA) IF:

  1. You have a neck, back or leg injury.


BENEFITS OF WHEEL POSE (CHAKRASANA)

  1. Strengthens your back, arms, legs and core muscles

  2. Opens your chest and helps alleviate respiratory difficulties

  3. Increases flexibility and energises your body

  4. Helps fight fatigue and boosts confidence


HOW TO PRACTICE WHEEL POSE (CHAKRASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Lie on the floor, bend your knees and bring your heels into your body as close as you can. Bend your elbows and place your hands on either side of your head. Press your hands and feet down and lift your body up. Keep your hands and feet grounded to the floor. Your head, torso and buttocks should be lifted off the floor.

  2. Keep your legs parallel and your arms parallel. Open your chest and turn the upper arms outward. Allow your head to hang down.

  3. Stay in the pose for as long as is comfortable. Breathe deeply and easily.


WHEEL POSE (CHAKRASANA) VARIATIONS


One Legged Wheel Pose - Eka Pada Chakrasana - Lift one leg to the ceiling – repeat on both sides. You can also try standing up from Wheel Pose and then dropping back down into it. You can practice this on a wall first.


One Legged Wheel Pose | Eka Pada Chakrasana | Yoga With Nutan


PREPARATORY POSES


Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Plank Pose - Phalakasana


Sphinx Pose - Salamba Bhujangasana


Camel Pose - Ustrasana

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