Chakrasana: Step by Step & Benefits
In Sanskrit, word Chakra means wheel. This asana is named as Chakrasana because the shape of entire body looks like wheel shape while practicing it. On other side it is also known as Urdhva Dhanur asana where Urdhva stands for “upright” or “elevated” while Dhanur means “bow”. That is why it is also known as “Raised Bow Pose”. Wheel Pose is one of the best asanas to reduce weight. Here we showcase some steps for how to do Chakrasana and easy ways for obtaining Chakrasana benefits.
Following are the steps for how to do Chakrasana with proper technique and approach for obtaining its precise benefits.
Step 1: -
First of all lie down comfortably on your back in Shavasana Pose.
Step 2: -
Now bend your knees completely until feet touches your buttocks.
Step 3: -
Now bend your arms at elbows over the head and place palms just under the shoulders on floor such that fingers are pointing towards your back.
Step 4: -
While inhaling gradually raise your hands, chest, stomach, and waist by arching the spine. Continue pressing the ground and by feet and hands. Then try to raise your body high as much as possible.
Step 5: -
If you feel comfortable with this pose then try to bring your hands and feet as closer as possible to make a wheel type shape.
Step 6: -
After completion of entire process reverse down the process for returning back to normal Shavasana posture.
Time Duration for Chakrasana
There is no limitation for practicing Chakrasana but one should practice it until one feels comfortable. It can be repeated for 3-4 sessions.
Advantages of Chakrasana
- Chakrasana benefits you to make spinal cord flexible and strong for strengthening stomach & intestines.
- It is much useful asana for those who are suffering from eye problems, waist pain, cervical, headache and spondylosis.
- It makes hands, thigh and legs muscles strong and tough.
- It is much helpful asana for women who are suffering from menstrual disorders and problems related to uterus.
Asanas described here should be practiced strictly under the guidance of Yoga teacher or under the supervision of yoga expert only.