Chakrasana or The Wheel Pose
Chakrasana is a back bending asana and induces a great flexibility in the spine. It resembles a wheel or upward facing bow.
Asana for beginners before you practice this: Setubandha asana, Virasana, Bhujangasana
- Lie down on your mat, fold your knees so that sole of your foot is close to your buttocks.
- Place your hands beneath your shoulder, with your palms open and fingers tightly griping the floor.
- Once you feel comfortable, shift your weight to limbs and slowly raise your body off the mat.
- Make sure you breathe comfortably. Take a deep breath, then try and balance the pose with comfortable regular breathing.
- Exhale and slowly bring your arms and leg down, lie down in Shavasana for few minutes.
- Avoid this asana if you have a wrist injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- If your lower back starts hurting, immediately release the pose.
- Do not perform the asana if you are suffering from a headache or high blood pressure.
- It gives your lungs and chest a good stretch.
- It is known to stimulate thyroid and pituitary gland.
- Gives a lot of strength to your abdomen, legs and torso.
- This asana helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Author credits : Ankita Sinha