My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
Chakrasana Or Wheel Pose
Chakrasana or Wheel Pose is a beautiful backbend that stretches the front of your body – abdomen and lungs, strengthens your arms and back muscles. This also provides relief to people like me who have 9 to 5 desk jobs.
But if you can’t progress into a Chakrasana yet, no worries- practice Bridge poses. The first time I tried to do a chakrasana, I was extremely disappointing. I couldn’t even get off the floor. For months I kept practicing the bridge poses and it’s variations, along with Half Chakrasana, holding them for a couple of breath. And then, one day I was able to transition into a wheel. Here’s some of the variations of Bridge pose (also called Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) that give my back a good stretch.
Wheel Pose or Chakrasana (also known as Urdhva Dhurasana)
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Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay Strong and Humble! Namaste.