10 Reasons to Love Wheel Pose

1. Wheel pose strengthens and lengthens the vertebrae, which increases elasticity and flexibility of the spine. As we age, our spines compress (hence the reason why grandmom lost a few inches later in life). However, many yoga poses, particularly wheel, create the necessary space in the spine to keep young and healthy, and standing tall. 2. Wheel pose strengthens your arms, wrists, abdomen, legs, shoulders and chest, so expect smooth, toned muscles. 

3. This pose opens up the chest and strengthens the lungs. Wheel is also instrumental in allowing increased amounts of oxygen into the rib cage. Respiration will undoubtedly improve. Studies have shown that wheel induces therapeutic effects in practitioners with asthma. Remember to breathe deeply while holding the posture. 

4. Wheel enhances the nervous system and improves hormone secretions that keep your body in optimal health. The hormonal balance that is attributed to wheel is said to aid in fertility. 

5. As you stretch in wheel pose, you remove fat buildup from your oblique area. When practiced regularly, you may notice a slimming effect.

6. Urdhva Dhanurasana loosens tight hips, hence, increased hip flexibility.

7. Wheel Pose energizes you physically and mentally. Yogis believe it counteracts stress, depression and anxiety. This is due to stimulation of the thyroid and pituitary glands when engaged in the posture. You can definitely feel good about practicing wheel!

8. Wheel is a full body pose that can reduce the onset of osteoporosis. 

9. Wheel pose is said to ignite all seven of the chakras, keeping all the processes of the body in harmony with each other.

10. Wheel pose is a heart opening backbend. Heart openers are intended to cure any broken hearts from our past, while allowing ourselves new opportunity for love. Backbends require a bit of vulnerability, but you will soon be shining your heart and light to the world.

It is recommended to hold wheel pose for one to three minutes, gradually increasing the time with practice. Don’t fret if you have not incorporated wheel pose into your practice yet, as bridge pose is an earlier stage of the asana that may feel more accessible. Yoga poses, particularly advanced poses, have extreme health benefits but also contraindications. You should perform this pose with extreme caution if you have suffered a back injury, have carpal tunnel syndrome, heart irregularities, headaches, diarrhea or high or low blood pressure.


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Chakrasana or Yoga wheel Pose

The wheel pose or chakrasana offers a variety of benefits, both physical and mental.

  • The more obvious physical benefits are those that derive from the stretching action. It stretches the lungs and chest, while strengthening the muscles of the buttocks, legs, calves, wrists, arms, and spine.
  • It also strengthens and tones the muscles of the abdominal region and helps regulate the digestive function.
  • It acts as a natural stimulant for the thyroid and pituitary glands.
  • It helps re-energize you and is invigorating, and stimulating. It helps counteract depression.
  • This pose has therapeutic value and is recommended for back pain, infertility, asthma, and osteoporosis.


Focus: Awareness of body, awareness of awareness, witness consciousness, releasing attachment

Begin bringing energy up from the base

  • Knee to chest, (Apanasana) imagining being in womb

  • Bridge pose, (Setu Bandha) pushing up from earth

  • Butterfly, opening groin

  • Knee down twists (Supta Matsyendrasana)

  • Seated straight leg (Dandasana)

  • Inclined plane (Purvottanasana)

  • Head to knee poses Janusirasana and Paschimottanasana

  • Fish (Matsyasana)

  • Plow (Halasana)

  • Shoulder stand (Viparita Karani)

  • Camel (Ustrasana)

  • Wheel pose, backbend (Chakrasana)

Balance poses:

  • Tree (Vrkasana)

  • Eagle (Garudasana)

  • Right angle handstand (feet against wall)

  • Handstand against wall (Ardho Mukha Vrksasana)

  • Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)

  • Seated:

  • Spinal twist keeping gaze even

  • Yoga Mudra


  • Alternate nostril (Nadi Shodona)

Meditation: thousand petaled lotus, transcendent or cosmic consciousness, unity, wisdom

Color: violet or white

Seed sound: none

Vowel sound: nnggg (as in sing)

Mudra: Press the pads of thumbs together

FEATURED POSE Wheel (Chakrasana)


Life is short, Keep your heart open. 💗

Let go of unloving, selfish and mean people from your life. There is no time for that. When your heart hurts: stretch and breath into it. Let go of the past. Let go of the thoughts and emotions that cause the heart to contract. No one can hurt you. Everything in life happens for a reason. It’s all leading you to a higher and more expansive place. Increasing your capacity to give and receive love. 💗💗 Stay open!

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“The word "yoga” literally means “uniting”, because when you’re doing it you are uniting your mind and your body. You can tell this almost immediately because your mind will be thinking, “Ouch, that hurts,” and your body will say, “I know.” And your mind will think, “You have to get out of this position.” And your body will say, “I agree with you, but I can’t right now. I think I’m stuck.” - Ellen DeGeneres 😂 #laughdaily ✨💛✨

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