Wheel Pose or Chakrasana (Sanskrit chakra means wheel, and asana – posture), is also called Full Wheel Pose and Upward-Facing Bow Pose. You may also find this pose in Sanskrit as Urdhva Dhanurasana. It’s a back-bending posture that helps to open up your chest and tone your thighs, abdomen, and arms. Practicing it will engage your entire body. As a heart-opening stretch, this pose helps release sadness and depression.
Benefits and Contraindications
Lengthens the hip flexors and strengthens the hamstrings
Strengthens the spine extensors, arms, legs, and abdomen
Helps relieve ailments of the reproductive organs
Boosts energy levels
Helps improve blood circulation to the entire body
Creates space in the ribcage and diaphragm helping you breathe fully
Cervical spine, shoulder or lower back pathologies
Ankle, knee, hip, or wrist injury
High blood pressure
Diarrhea or constipation
Cardiac conditions such as ischemia
Photo poses in different angles
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